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UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection
Under the UPOV Convention"
Course dates: May 5 to June 8, 2014
Registration open: February 17 to March 31, 2014

 

VIDEO: UPOV Seminar on Essentially Derived Varieties
 (October 22, 2013, Geneva, Switzerland)
Video: EDV Seminar

 

         

 

 

 

UPOV Trilogy Publication

357.1E  Executive Summary
357.2E  Symposium on Plant Breeding for the Future (2011)
357.3E  Seminar on Plant Variety Protection and Technology Transfer:  The Benefits of Public-Private Partnership (2011)
357.4E  Symposium on the Benefits of Plant Variety Protection for Farmers and Growers (2012)

 pdf, UPOV Council holds its forty-seventh ordinary session UPOV Press Release No. 95
(Geneva, October 24, 2013)
UPOV Council holds it Forty-Seventh Ordinary Session
 

 New TGs published New TGs published:
TG/293/1 Lobelia
TG/294/1 Tomato Rootstocks
TG/295/1 Pineapple

Revised TGs
TG/118/5 Endive
TG/142/5 Watermelon

Partially revised TGs
TG/44/11 Rev.  Tomato
TG/55/7 Rev. 2  Spinach

 

 http://www.upov.int/test_guidelines/en/list.jsp

 

 

UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection
Under the UPOV Convention"
Course dates: November 11 to December 15, 2013
Registration open: August 1 to October 15, 2013

 

New TGs published New TGs published:
                TG/284/1               Pomegranate
            TG/285/1               Coriander
            TG/286/1               Hebe

 Revised TGs
           TG/108/4               Gladiolus
           TG/176/5               Osteospermum
           TG/213/2                Phalaenopsis

 Partially revised TGs
           TG/266/1 Rev.        African Lily
 

  

pdf, UPOV Council holds its forty-sixth ordinary session UPOV Press Release No. 94
(Geneva, March 22, 2013)
UPOV Council holds its Thirtieth Extraordinary Session

 

 

 

Gold medal: Joël Guiard March 20, 2013: 
 

The Secretary-General awards Mr. Joël Guiard (France) a UPOV
gold medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to UPOV

 



© UPOV 2013. Photo: Emmanuel Berrod  

 

Serbia becomes new member December 5, 2012: 
Serbia becomes a member of UPOV

 H.E. Mr. Uglješa Zvekić, Ambassador of Serbia,
Mr. Francis Gurry, Secretary-General, UPOV and
Mr. Peter Button, Vice Secretary-General, UPOV

  

Naktuinbouw Video on Plant Breederes' Rights Naktuinbouw Video -on Plant Breeders' Rights
 

 

 

 

  

Farmer Symposium
Video:  UPOV Symposium on the Benefits for Farmers and Growers
(November 2, 2012, Geneva, Switzerland)

 pdf, UPOV Council holds its forty-sixth ordinary session UPOV Press Release No. 92
(Geneva, November 1, 2012)
UPOV Council Holds its Forty-Sixth Ordinary Session

 

ratification of Panama 2012 October 22, 2012: 
Panama accedes to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention 

Mr. Peter Button, Vice Secretary-General, UPOV and
H.E. Mr. Alfredo Suescum, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama
and Ms. Zoraida Rodríguez Montenegro, Alternate Permanent Representative
of Panama

   

UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection 
Under the UPOV Convention"
Course dates: November 5 to December 9, 2012
Registration:  August 13 to September 30, 2012

X Curso de Formación sobre la Protección de las Obtenciones Vegetales para Países Iberoamericanos
(Montevideo, Uruguay, del 12 al 16 de diciembre de 2011)

pdf, Course on Plant Variety Protection  Naktuinbouw - Course on Plant Variety Protection, Wageningen, Netherlands
from June 17 to 28 June, 2013
Application deadline: May 17, 2013
Nuffic scholarship application deadline: October 1, 2012
(information on NUFFIC fellowship)

Message on ITPGRFA from Francis Gurry  (Video)
Second High-Level Round Table (HLRT2) in connection with the High-level Task Force of the
Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Treaty),
co-organized by Brazil and Italy on 21st June 2012, in Rio de Janeiro,
during the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (the Rio+20 Summit).

 

ratification of Ireland 2011 April 27, 2012:
France ratifies the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention
 


Mr. Francis Gurry, Secretary-General, UPOV and
H.E. Nicolas Niemtchinow, Ambassador of France




 

pdf, UPOV Council Sets Biennial Program, Marks 50th Anniversary of the UPOV Convention  UPOV Press Release No. 89
(Geneva, March 30, 2012)
UPOV Council Holds Extraordinary Session  

doc Test Guidelines now available in Word format 

ratification of Ireland 2011 December 8, 2011:
Ireland ratifies the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention
 


Mr. Peter Button, Vice Secretary-General, UPOV and
H.E. Mr. Gerard Corr, Ambassador of Ireland





 


November 1, 2011:  UPOV launches redesigned website

 

 Symposium on Plant Breeding for the Future
Geneva, October 21, 2011

pdf, UPOV Council Sets Biennial Program, Marks 50th Anniversary of the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 87
(Geneva, October 20, 2011)
UPOV Council Sets Biennial Program, Marks 50th Anniversary of the UPOV Convention

Seminario Internacional Sobre Derechos de Obtentor
(Mexico D.F., Mexico, 31 de agosto de 2011)
Ver presentaciones

VII Taller Internacional de Evaluación DHE de Variedades Vegetales
(Estado de México, 1 de septiembre de 2011)

Symposium on Plant Variety Protection
(Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 13, 2011)
Presentations:
 pdf, Presentation by Peter Button UPOV   pdf, Presentation by Japan Japan  pdf, Presentation by ASPA ASPA

pdf, Peru accedes to the UPOV Convention  UPOV Press Release No. 86
(Geneva, July 8, 2011)
Peru accedes to the UPOV Convention

pdf, UPOV Council holds Annual Session UPOV Press Release No. 85
(Geneva, April 8, 2011)
UPOV Council Holds Annual Session

UPOV Seminar on Plant Variety Protection and Technology Transfer: the Benefits of Public-Private Partnership
(Geneva, April 11 and 12, 2011)
Program and Presentations
pdf, Closing remarks by the Chairs Closing remarks by the Chairs

pdf, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 84
(Geneva, April 4, 2011)
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia accedes to the UPOV Convention

UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection 
Under the UPOV Convention"
Course dates: May 9 to June 12, 2011

Reply of January 23, 2009, to the letter of the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) of December 19, 2008, providing a peer review of the draft “Study on the relationship between the ABS International Regimen and other international instruments which govern the use of genetic resources: The World Trade Organization (WTO); the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); and the Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)”
Letter of UPOV Letter of UPOV pdf, Comments of UPOV on Draft Study Comments of UPOV on Draft Study

pdf, Course on Plant Variety Protection  Naktuinbouw - Course on Plant Variety Protection, Wageningen, Netherlands
from June 20 to July 1, 2011

pdf, UPOV Council Holds Annual Session  UPOV Press Release No. 82
(Geneva, October 21, 2010)
UPOV Council Holds Annual Session

pdf, UPOV Council appoints new Vice Secretary-General  UPOV Press Release No. 81
(Geneva, March 26, 2010)
UPOV Council appoints new Vice Secretary-General

pdf, UPOV's First-Ever Open Day  WIPO-UPOV Headquarters, Place des Nations
June 5, 2010

pdf, KAVB Symposium: Plant names, global challenges KAVB Symposium: Plant names, global challenges
Amsterdam, October 11 to 13, 2010
(Royal General Bulbgrowers' Association (KAVB), Netherlands)

UPOV Job Opportunities
Senior Techical Counsellor (UPOV53)   (deadline:  October 29, 2010)
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UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection 
Under the UPOV Convention"
Course dates: November 8 to December 12, 2010


Naktuinbouw - Course on Plant Variety Protection, Wageningen, Netherlands
from June 14 to 25, 2010 (Adobe PDF

 

UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection 
Under the UPOV Convention"
Course dates: May 3 to June 6, 2010


UPOV's response to:  General Assembly of the United Nations  UPOV's response to:  General Assembly of the United Nations - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Note from the representatives of the members of the Union to the Council of UPOV,
presented to the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations on
October 21, 2009, concerning the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Second World Seed Conference
Responding to the challenges of a changing world: The role of new plant varieties
and high quality seed in agriculture
FAO, Rome, September 8-10, 2009
pdf, Declaration Declaration pdf, World Seed Conference Proceedings WSC Proceedings

First ECOSA International Seed Trade Conference (ECOSA 2009)
Antalya, Turkey

December 2 to 4, 2009

UPOV Press Release No. 79
(Geneva, May 12, 2009)
Accession of the Slovak Republic to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)

Naktuinbouw - Course on Plant Variety Protection, Wageningen, Netherlands
from June 15 to 26, 2009 (Adobe PDF

UPOV Press Release No. 78
(Geneva, December 12, 2008)
Costa Rica accedes to the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)

UPOV Press Release No. 77
(Geneva, October 30, 2008)
New Secretary-General outlines future priorities for UPOV
(Adobe PDF)

UPOV Press Release No. 76
(Geneva, October 29, 2008)
Georgia accedes to the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)

UPOV Press Release No. 75
(Geneva, August 1, 2008)
Ratification of Switzerland of the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)

UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection 
Under the UPOV Convention"
Course dates: September 1 to October 5, 2008

Letter to the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), containing a decision by the
Council of UPOV submitted to the Conference of Parties of the CBD at its ninth meeting held in Bonn (Germany) from May 19 to 30, 2008
(Adobe PDF)

Symposium on Contracts in Relation to Plant Breeders' Rights
UPOV, Geneva, October 31, 2008

UPOV Gazette and Newsletter

UPOV Press Release No. 74
(Geneva, October 18, 2007)
Turkey accedes to the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)

Naktuinbouw - Course on Plant Variety Protection, Wageningen, Netherlands
from June 16 to 27, 2008 (Adobe PDF)  
 

FULL PUBLICATION NOW AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY

UPOV Report on the Impact of Plant Variety Protection
(UPOV Publication 353(E))
(Adobe PDF)

UPOV Press Release No. 73
(Geneva, June 18, 2007)
Ratification of Spain of the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention  
(Adobe PDF)
 

UPOV Press Release No. 72
(Geneva, May 16, 2007)
Dominican Republic accedes to the UPOV Convention  
(Adobe PDF)
 

Symposium on Contracts in Relation to Plant Breeders' Rights
Geneva, October 31, 2008  (Agenda)
(registration)

Letter to the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) containing a decision of the Council of UPOV for consideration by the Conference of Parties of the CBD at its ninth meeting to be held in Bonn, Germany, from May 19 to 30, 2008
(Adobe PDF)

The Egyptian Seed Association (ESAS) is pleased to announce the
Second International Seed Trade Conference in CWANA Region
in Cairo, Egypt, from November 19 to 21, 2007 http://www.esas-egypt.org/  

UPOV Press Release No. 71
(Geneva, December 19, 2006)
Accession of Ukraine to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention  
(Adobe PDF)

UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection 
Under the UPOV Convention"

Course dates:
  April 16 to May 20, 2007 (INFO)

Naktuinbouw - Course on Plant Variety Protection, Wageningen, Netherlands
from June 4 to 15, 2007
(Adobe PDF) 

UPOV Press Release No. 70
(Geneva, November 24, 2006)
Viet Nam accedes to the UPOV Convention  
(Adobe PDF)

UPOV Press Release No. 69
(Geneva, September 8, 2006)
Morocco accedes to the UPOV Convention  
(Adobe PDF

NEW PUBLICATION (Document UPOV/INF/12/1)

Explanatory Notes on Variety Denominations under
the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)

GAIA Workshop
March 7 to 9, 2007, La Minière, France
Provisional program

UPOV Press Release No. 68
(Geneva, April 3, 2006)
Iceland accedes to the UPOV Convention  
(Adobe PDF)

NEW PUBLICATION

UPOV Report on the Impact of Plant Variety Protection
(UPOV Publication 353(E))
(Adobe PDF)

Executive Summary  

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Vacancy Announcement No. UPOV50
Secretary II (Administrative Matters), grade G.5
UPOV
Closing date for receipt of applications: March 2, 2007
For more information (http://www.wipo.int/hr/en/vacancy/index.jsp)

Workshop on the Enforcement of Plant Breeders’ Rights under the UPOV Convention
November 15 to 17, 2006, Tokyo, Japan
Provisional program

UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection 
Under the UPOV Convention"

Course dates:
September 18 to October 22, 2006
The course will be available in English, French, German and Spanish. (INFO)

UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection 
Under the UPOV Convention"

Dates of course:  February 13 to March 19, 2006 (English only).  

For details on the course content, categories of inscription and fees (pdf)

Pre-Registration and Payment Form: https://webaccess.wipo.int/academy/en/forms/dl205/
(Pre-Registration is open from December 16, 2005 to January 15, 2006)

Azerbaijan accedes to the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)

 

UPOV and CPVO sign Memorandum of Understanding
(Adobe PDF)

Uzbekistan accedes to the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)

Jordan accedes to the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)

Centre for Genetic Resources (CGN) - Course on Plant Variety Protection, Wageningen, Netherlands
from June 20 to July 1, 2005
(Adobe PDF) 

Singapore accedes to the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF) 

GAIA Workshop
A workshop on GAIA is being conducted by GEVES, France, from February 9 to 11, 2005.  The Workshop is open to all members of UPOV.  Please note that only 12 places are available and you are advised to register as soon as possible if you wish to attend.
(Adobe PDF) 

UPOV and IPGRI to Intensify Cooperation
Meeting on May 13 and 14, 2004, at the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), Maccarese (Rome).
At the initiative of UPOV, a two-day meeting was held to explore areas of common interest and cooperation with IPGRI.  IPGRI subsequently published a press release which summarizes the results.
(Adobe PDF)

Accession of the Republic of Austria to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
(Adobe PDF)

New International Code for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants
http://www.ishs.org/sci/icracpco.htm

Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing
For more information (http://www.wipo.int/hr/en/vacancy/index.jsp)
(Reply of UPOV to the Notification of June 26, 2003, from the
Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD))

(Additional Information)
(Adopted by the Council of UPOV, October 23, 2003)

WIPO-UPOV Symposium on Intellectual Property Rights in Plant Biotechnology
(Geneva, October 24, 2003)

 

Position of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) concerning Decision VI/5 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological 
Diversity (CBD) (April 11, 2003)
(Adobe PDF)

Clarification of Plant Breeding Issues under the Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994 of Australia
(Adobe PDF)

10-Year Review of Canada's Plant Breeders Rights Act
(Adobe PDF)

Centre for Genetic Resources (CGN) - Course on Plant Variety Protection, Wageningen, Netherlands
from June 21 to July 2, 2004
(Adobe PDF)

Lithuania accedes to the UPOV Convention
(Adobe PDF)
(Geneva, November 10, 2003)

WIPO-UPOV Symposium on the Co-existence of Patents and Plant Breeders' Rights in the Promotion of Biotechnological Developments 
(Geneva, October 25, 2002)

Centre for Genetic Resources (CGN) - Course on Plant Variety Protection, Wageningen, Netherlands
from June 9 to 20, 2003
(Adobe PDF

UPOV DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE DL-205
"Introduction to the UPOV System of Plant Variety Protection 
Under the UPOV Convention"
Course dates: April 14 to May 18, 2008 (INFO)

Second International Seed Trade Conference

 

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