Contact persons for international cooperation in DUS examination

AFRICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION / ORGANISATION AFRICAINE DE LA PROPRIÉTÉ INTELLECTUELLE / AFRIKANISCHE ORGANISATION FÜR GEISTIGES EIGENTUM / ORGANIZACIÓN AFRICANA DE LA PROPIEDAD INTELECTUAL

Ms. Eliane Posso
Directeur de la prospective et de la Coopération (DPC)

E-mail: eliane.posso@oapi.int

Mr. Guy Francis Boussafou
Directeur des brevets et autres créations technique (DBCT)

E-mail: gfrancis.boussafo@oapi.int

BRAZIL / BRÉSIL / BRASILIEN / BRASIL

Mr. Ricardo Zanatta Machado
Coordinator of the National Plant Variety Protection Service
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco D, Anexo B, Sala 347
Brasília/DF, ZIP code 70043-900
Brazil

Tel. (55-61) 3218 2549
E-mail: ricardo.machado@agricultura.gov.br

CANADA / KANADA / CANADÁ

Ms. Sarah Grenier
Program Officer
Canadian Plant Breeders’ Rights Office
Floor 2E, Room 126
59 CAMELOT DRIVE
Ottawa ON K1A 0Y9
Canada

E-mail:  sarah.grenier@canada.ca

CHILE / CHILI

Mr. Manuel Toro Ugalde
Jefe Departamento
Registro de Variedades Protegidas, División Semillas
Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero I Gobierno de Chile
Presidente Bulnes 140, Piso 2, Santiago

Tel. (56-2) 2345 1388; (56-2) 2345 3063
E-mail: manuel.toro@sag.gob.cl

CHINA / CHINE

Ms. Wen Wen
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA)

E-mail: wenwen@agri.gov.cn

COSTA RICA

Mr.Gustavo Alizaga López

Tel. (506) 2223 5541
E-mail: galizaga@ofinase.go.cr

Mr. Alberto Fallas Barrantes

Tel. (506) 2223 5541
E-mail: afallas@ofinase.go.cr

CROATIA / CROATIE / KROATIEN / CROACIA

Mr. Ivan Varnica
Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food
Center for Seed and Seedlings
Usorska 19, Brijest
HR – 31000 Osijek

Tel. (385-31) 275 715
Fax. (385-31) 275 716
E-mail: ivan.varnica@hapih.hr

CZECH REPUBLIC / RÉPUBLIQUE TCHÈQUE / TSCHECHISCHE REPUBLIK / REPÚBLICA CHECA

Ms. Radmila Safarikova
Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture
Hroznová 2
656 06 Brno

Tel. (420) 737 267 268
E-mail: radmila.safarikova@ukzuz.cz   podatelna@ukzuz.cz

DENMARK / DANEMARK / DÄNEMARK / DINAMARCA

Mr. Preben Klarskov Hansen
Agronom Ph.D. / M.Sc. agriculture Ph.D.
SES Koordinator / DUS Coordinator
Teglværksvej 10
4230 Skælskør

Tel. (45) 5080 8463
E-mail: pkh@tystofte.dk  cc:info@tystofte.dk

ESTONIA / ESTONIE / ESTLAND

Ms. Agra Univer
Agricultural Research Centre Viljandi Variety Testing Centre
Männi tee 5
Matapera 71065
Viljandi maakond
Estonia

Tel. (372) 59 128 164; (372) 43 34 054
E-mail: agra.univer@pmk.agri.ee

EUROPEAN UNION / UNION EUROPÉENE / EUROPÄISCHE UNION / UNIÓN EUROPEA

Mr. Dirk Theobald
Senior Adviser
Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)
3, boulevard Maréchal Foch CS 10121
49101 ANGERS Cedex 02
France

Tel. (33-2) 41 25 64 42
E-mail : theobald@cpvo.europa.eu

FRANCE / FRANKREICH / FRANCIA

Ms Clarisse Leclair
Head of DUS Testing
French Variety and Seed Study and Control Group
25 rue Georges Morel
CS 90024
49071 BEAUCOUZE cedex
France

Tel. (33) 2 4122 8596
E-mail : Clarisse.leclair@geves.fr

GEORGIA / GÉORGIE / GEORGIA / GEORGIEN

Mr. Merab Kutsia
Head
Department of Inventions
and New Plant Varieties and Animal Breeds
Antioch Street 5
3300 Mtskheta
Georgia

Tel. (995 32) 2252533
Fax. (995 32) 2988426
E-mail: mkutsia@sakpatenti.org.ge

HUNGARY / HONGRIE / UNGARN / HUNGRÍA

Mr. Zoltán Csűrös

Coordinator
National Food Chain Safety Office
Agricultural Genetic Resources Directorate
Keleti Károly utca 24., H-1024 Budapest

Tel. (36-70) 436 0671
E-mail: csurosz@nebih.gov.hu

ISRAEL / ISRAËL

Mr. Benzion Zaidman
DUS Examiner
Plant Breeders' Rights Unit
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
P.O. Box 30
BEIT-DAGAN 50250

E-mail: benzionz@moag.gov.il

Ms. Zipora Rasaby
PBR Coordinator
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
P.O. Box 30, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel

Tel.: 972-3-9485450
E-mail: tsippyr@moag.gov.il

JAPAN / JAPON / JAPÓN

Mr. Manabu Suzuki
Deputy Director
Plant Variety Protection Office
Intellectual Property Division
Food Industry Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
Japan

E-mail: manabu_suzuki410@maff.go.jp

Mr. Manabu Osaki
Senior Examiner
Plant Variety Protection Office
Intellectual Property Division
Food Industry Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
Japan

E-mail: manabu_osaki190@maff.go.jp

LATVIA / LETTONIE / LETTLAND / LETONIA

Ms. Inga Ovsjannika
Senior Officer
State Plant Protection Service
Seed Control Department
Division of Seed Certification and Plant Variety Protection
Lielvārdes iela 36, Rīga, LV-1006
Latvia

Tel. (371) 673 65569
E-mail: inga.ovsjannika@vaad.gov.lv

LITHUANIA / LITUANIE / LITAUEN / LITUANIA

Ms. Sigita Juciuviene
Head of the Plant Variety Division
State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania
Ozo st. 4 A, LT-08200, Vilnius
Lithuania

Tel. (370) 5 2343647
Fax. (370) 5 2730233
E-mail: sigita.juciuviene@vatzum.lt

MEXICO / MEXIQUE / MEXIKO / MÉXICO

Mr. Eduardo Padilla Vaca
Director de Variedades Vegetales
Servicio Nacional de Inspección y Certificación de Semillas
Av. Guillermo Pérez Valenzuela, No. 127.
Col. Del Carmen, Alcaldía Coyoacán
C.P.04100, Ciudad de México

Tel. (52-55) 4196 0535 Ext. 47026; (52-55) 4196 0518
E-mail:  eduardo.padilla@sader.gob.mx

NETHERLANDS / PAYS-BAS / NIEDERLANDE / PAÍSES BAJOS

Policy: Mr. Marien Valstar

E-mail: M.valstar@minlnv.nl

Technical: Mr. Bert Scholte

E-mail: B.Scholte@naktuinbouw.nl

NEW ZEALAND / NOUVELLE-ZÉLANDE / NEUSEELAND / NUEVA ZELANDIA

Mr. Chris Barnaby
PVR MANAGER / ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER
Plant Variety Rights Office, Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
55 Wordsworth St, Private Bag 4714
Christchurch 8140

Tel. (64 3) 962 6206
E-mail: chris.barnaby@pvr.govt.nz

NORWAY / NORVÈGE / NORWEGEN / NORUEGA

Ms. Pia Borg
Norwegian Food Safety Authority, National Approvals Department
felles postmottak, postboks 383
2381 Brumunddal

Tel. +47 22 77 91 28
E-mail: postmottak@mattilsynet.no

POLAND / POLOGNE / POLEN /POLONIA

Mr. Marcin KRÓL
Head of DUS Testing Department
The Research Centre for Cultivar Testing (COBORU)
63-022 Słupia Wielka

Tel. +48-61 285 23 41; +48-61 287 82 50
Fax. +48-61 285 35 58
E-mail: m.krol@coboru.pl

REPUBLIC OF KOREA / RÉPUBLIQUE DE CORÉE / 
REPUBLIK KOREA / REPÚBLICA DE COREA

Ms. Eunsun CHUNG
Examiner
Plant Variety Protection Division
Korea Seed and Variety Service
119 Hyeoksin 8-ro, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea

Tel: +82 54 912 0251
Fax: +82 54 912 0210
E-mail: eschung@korea.kr

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA / RÉPUBLIQUE DE MOLDOVA /
REPUBLIK MOLDAU / REPÚBLICA DE MOLDOVA

Ms. Evghenia Partas
Head of DUS testing
State Commission for Crops Variety Testing of the Republic of Moldova
180, Blvd. Stefan cel Mare si Sfant
State Commission for Crops Variety Testing
Chisinau. Moldova. I\/D-2004

Tel. (373-22) 220 300
E-mail: evgheniapartas@gmail.com


RUSSIAN FEDERATION / FÉDÉRATION DE RUSSIE / 
RUSSISCHE FÖDERATION / FEDERACIÓN DE RUSIA

Ms. Anastasia Ivanitskaia
PhD, Agronomist, Interpreter
Department of Methodology and International Cooperation
State Commission of the Russian Federation for Selection Achievements Test and Protection
Orlikov pereulok, 1/11
107139 Moscow
Russian Federation

Tel. +7-495 607 49 44
Fax. +7-495 411 83 66

E-mail: metod@gossort.com   gossort@gossort.com

SERBIA / SERBIE / SERBIA / SERBIEN

Mr. Jovan Vujović
Head of Group for Plant Variety Protection and Biosafety
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
Plant Protection Directorate
Group for Plant Variety Protection and Biosafety
Omladinskih brigada 1
11070 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia

Tel. (381) 11 311 70 94
E-mail: jovan.vujovic@minpolj.gov.rs

Mrs. Gordana Lončar
Senior adviser for plant breeders rights
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
Plant Protection Directorate
Group for Plant Variety Protection and Biosafety
Omladinskih brigada 1
11070 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia

Tel. (381) 11 260 47 20
E-mail: gordana.loncar@minpolj.gov.rs

SLOVAKIA / SLOVAQUIE / SLOVAKEI / ESLOVAQUIA

Ms. Bronislava Bátorová
National Coordinator for the Cooperation of the Slovak Republic with UPOV/ Senior Officer
Department of Variety Testing
Central Controlling and Testing Institute in Agriculture (ÚKSÚP)
Akademická 4
949 01 NITRA
Slovakia

Tel. (421) 37 655 1080
E-mail: bronislava.batorova@uksup.sk

Mr. Ľubomír Bašta
DUS expert for agricultural species
Variety Testing Department
Central Controling and Testing Institute in Agriculture Bratislava (UKSUP)
Testing Station Partizánska 14
053 61 SPISSKÉ VLACHY
Slovakia

Tel. (421) 53 449 5311
E-mail: lubomir.basta@uksup.sk

SLOVENIA / SLOVÉNIE / SLOWENIEN / ESLOVENIA

Ms. Helena Rakovec Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety
Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food (MAFF)
E-mail: helena.rakovec@gov.si

SOUTH AFRICA / AFRIQUE DU SUD / SÜDAFRIKA / SUDÁFRICA

Ms. Elna de Bruyn
Registrar: PBR Act
Directorate: Genetic Resources, Division: Plant Breeder’s Rights
Harvest House Room 255, 30 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001
Private Bag x 973, Pretoria, 001
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Tel. (27-12) 319 6096
Fax. (27-12) 319 6298
E-mail: ElnaDB@daff.gov.za

Mr. Thapelo Sekele
Variety Control Registration Officer
Directorate: Genetic Resources, Division: Plant Breeder’s Rights
Harvest House Room 263, 30 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001
Private Bag x 973, Pretoria, 001
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Tel. (27-12) 319 6226
Fax. (27-12) 319 6298/6385
Office No: 263 Harvest House
E-mail: ThapeloS@daff.gov.za

SPAIN / ESPAGNE /SPANIEN / ESPAÑA

Ms. Nuria Urquía
Jefe de servicio
Oficina Española de Variedades Vegetales (OEVV)
Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación
Calle Almagro 33
28010 MADRID
Espagne

E-mail: nurquia@mapa.es

SWEDEN / SUÈDE / SCHWEDEN / SUECIA

Ms. Anna Pettersson
Senior Administrative Officer
Swedish Board of Agriculture
Plant Regulations Unit
SE-551 82 Jonkoping

Tel. +46-36 15 59 16; +46-36 15 50 00
E-mail: vaxtsort@jordbruksverket.se   jordbruksverket@jordbruksverket.se

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO / TRINITÉ-ET-TOBAGO /
TRINIDAD UND TOBAGO / TRINIDAD Y TABAGO

Mr. Richard Aching
Manager, Technical Examination
Intellectual Property Office
Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs
3rd Floor, Capital Plaza
11-13, Frederick Street
Port of Spain
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Tel. (1-868) 226 4ipo (4476) ext. 2505
Fax. (1-868) 226 5160
E-mail: richard.aching@ipo.gov.tt   info@ipo.gov.tt

TUNISIA / TUNISIE / TUNESIEN / TÚNEZ

Mr. Omar Brahmi
Chef
Service d'évaluation, d'homologation et de protection des obtentions végétales et des relations extérieures
Direction générale de la protection et du contrôle de la qualité des produits agricoles
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources Hydrauliques et de la Pêche
30 Rue Alain Savary
1002 Tunis
Tunisie

E-mail: Brahmi_omar@yahoo.fr

Ms. Amel Zoglami
Ingénieur principal
Service catalogue
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources Hydrauliques et de la Pêche

E-mail: zoghlamiamel@yahoo.fr

UNITED KINGDOM / ROYAUME-UNI / VEREINIGTES KÖNIGREICH / REINO UNIDO

Ms. Mara Ramans
Varieties and Seeds
Animal and Plant Health Agency
Eastbrook
Shaftesbury Road
Cambridge
CB2 8DR
United Kingdom

Tel. (46) 20802 65870
E-mail: mara.ramans@apha.gov.uk

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / ÉTATS-UNIS D’AMÉRIQUE / 
VEREINIGTE STAATEN VON AMERIKA / ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA

Ms. Ruihong Guo
Deputy Administrator
Science and Technology Program
Agricultural Marketing Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 3543

Tel. (1-202) 720 8556
E-mail: Ruihong.Guo@usda.gov

URUGUAY

Ms. Virginia Olivieri
Triticum aestivum, Hordeum vulgare, Brassica spp. y Glicyne max

E-mail: volivieri@inase.uy

Ms. Constanza Taran
Oryza sativa

E-mail: ctaran@inase.uy

Mr. Federico Boschi
Citrus, Prunus, Malus, Eucalyptus, Solanum, Fragaria xananassa
Allium cepa, Capsicum annuum, Zea mays, Sorghum y Cannabis

E-mail: fboschi@inase.uy

Mr. Sebastián Moure
Avena, Bromus, Cichorium, Dactylis, Lolium, Lotus, Medicago
Festuca aurundinacea, Trifolium y × Festulolium

E-mail: smoure@inase.uy

VIET NAM

Ms Pham Thai Ha
Examiner
Department of Crop Production (DCP)
Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO)
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)
Hanoi, Viet Nam

E-mail: Hapt.tt@mard.gov.vn   Phamthaiha81@yahoo.com

Mr. Hoang Le Khang
Vice Director
Southern National Center for Plant Testing
3rd floor, 135A Pasteur, Dist. 3
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

E-mail: hoanglekhang.hcm@gmail.com

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