60th Anniversary of CIOPORA and UPOV Convention

March 19, 2021

2021 marks three important anniversaries in the world of intellectual property (IP) rights of plant-related inventions: 60th Anniversary of CIOPORA and the UPOV Convention as well as the 30th Anniversary of the 1991 Act of UPOV Convention. All three anniversaries highlights important steps towards the stimulation of plant breeding innovation in the world.

To celebrate these events, CIOPORA made a special Anniversary Edition of the CIOPORA Chronicle, showcasing articles by the most influential individuals in Intellectual Property for plants today. opinions, reflections, positions on the past, present and future of the UPOV Plant Variety Protection system.

Our Director Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs Szonja Csörgõ contributed to this Chronicle with her article on private and non-commercial use exception under the UPOV Convention: