Observers

Rules governing observer statusRules governing the granting of observer status to States, intergovernmental organizations and international non-governmental organizations in UPOV bodies and access to UPOV documents

Observers in UPOV Bodies

STATES

Status (lastest update: November 22, 2015)

State Council CAJ TC TWPs
 Algeria  √  √  √  
 Armenia  √  √    
Bangladesh  √      
Barbados  √      
Bosnia and Herzegovina  √  √    
Brunei Darussalam  √      
Burkina Faso  √      
Burundi  √      
Cambodia  √      
Côte d'Ivoire  √      
Cuba  √      
Cyprus  √      
Djibouti  √      
Dominica  √      
Egypt  √  √  √  
El Salvador  √      
Fiji  √      
Gabon  √      
Ghana  √  √  √  √
Greece  √  √    √
Guatemala  √    √  
 Guyana  √      
 Honduras  √  √    
 India  √  √  √  
 Indonessia  √      
 Iran, Islamic Republic of  √      
Iraq  √      
Jamaica  √      
Kazakhstan  √    
Lebanon  √      
Libya  √      
Luxembourg  √      
Madagascar  √      
Malawi  √      
Malaysia  √  √  √  √
Mauritius  √  √  √  
Mongolia  √      
Pakistan  √  √    
Philippines  √      
Saudi Arabia  √  √  √  √
Senegal  √      
Seychelles  √      
Sri Lanka  √      
Sudan  √      
Suriname  √      
Syrian Arab Republic  √      
Tajikistan  √  √  √  
Thailand  √  √  √  
Tonga  √      
Turkmenistan  √  √    
Uganda  √      
United Arab Emirates  √      
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)  √  √  √  √
Yemen  √      
Zambia  √      
Zimbabwe  √  √  √  

 

INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Intergovernmental organization Council CAJ TC TWPs
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)  √      
Andean Community  √      
Bioversity International (former International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, IPGRI)  √  √  √  √
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)  √      
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)  √  √    
European Patent Office (EPO)  √  √    
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  √    √  
International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)  √    √  √
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  √    √  √
South Centre  √  √    
The World Conservation Union (IUCN)  √      
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  √      
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  √      
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)  √      
World Bank  √      
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)  √  √    
World Trade Organization (WTO)  √  √    

 

INTERNATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

International non-governmental organization Council CAJ TC TWPs
African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA)  √  √  √  √
Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA)  √  √  √  √
Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society (APBREBES)  √  √  √  √
Association of European Horticultural Breeders (AOHE)  √      
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)  √      
Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants of the International Union for Biological Sciences (IUBS)  √      
Committee of Agricultural Organizations in the European Union (COPA)  √      
Committee of National Institutes of Patent Agents (CNIPA)  √      
CropLife International  √  √  √  √
European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC)  √  √  √  √
European Federation of Agents of Industry in Industrial Property (FEMIPI)  √      
European Organisation of Agricultural, Rural and Forestry Contractors (CEETTAR)  √      
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries’ Associations (EFPIA)  √      
European Seed Association (ESA)  √  √  √  √
General Committee for Agricultural Co-operation in the European Union (COGECA)  √      
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)  √      
International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)  √  √  √  
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)  √      
International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit-Tree Varieties (CIOPORA)  √  √  √  √
International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)  √      
International Seed Federation (ISF)  √  √  √  √
Seed Association of the Americas (SAA)  √  √  √  √
Union of European Practitioners in Industrial Property (UNION)  √      
Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe (UNICE)  √      
World Farmers‘ Organisation (WFO)  √  √  √  

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