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IP Key China Webinar: Plant Variety Protection awareness raising seminar
The plant variety protection awareness raising seminar, jointly organised by IP Key China, the Community Plant Variety Office, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) of the People’s Republic of China, took place on 8 November 2021.
Representatives of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) shared with the 130+ participants from the European Union and China the latest developments in Plant Variety Protection. After that, stakeholders of the plant and breeding industry, such as enforcement agents, producers and academics, exchanged their experience and views on the importance of plant variety protection and on the mechanisms available to enforce their plant variety rights. Plant Variety Protection is key for the promotion of innovation and has a direct impact on the economy, society and the environment.
The objective of the Administrative Arrangement on PVR protection and cooperation, signed by the Community Plant Variety Office, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China, is to ensure a similar scope of protection for plant variety rights in the European Union and in China. This will not only benefit breeders, but also farmers, producers and, ultimately, the public and consumers.
IP Key China contributes to this objective by supporting the organisation of training sessions and seminars.
Watch the webinar here.