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Intellectual Property Watch

October 28, 2015

Kenya considers lifting ban on GMOs - Seed patents in debate (Intellectual Property Watch)

April 3, 2015

Interrelations between plant treaty, UPOV, WIPO, farmers’ rights – Do they equate? (Intellectual Property Watch)

March 9, 2015

In Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement under negotiation, US Trade Representative seeks to boost criminal remedies against Intellectual property infringement (Intellectual Property Watch)

October 14, 2014

Governing body of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) meets this week amid civil society concerns over harmonisation (Intellectual Property Watch)

April 8, 2014

International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) to examine African Regional Intellectual Property Office legislation on plant variety protection

March 19, 2014

Breeders’ group CIOPORA redefining its position on intellectual property 

February 7, 2014

New CBD Access And Benefit Sharing Clearing-House website presented at WIPO

Study maps global distribution of genetic resources in patented claims (Intellectual Property Watch)

January 17, 2014

New Quaker UN Office reports encourage plant variety protection alternatives

November 28, 2013

Critical moment for Africa’s small farmers as ARIPO decides on plant variety protection

October 30, 2013

Farmers’ groups warn Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organization about implementing UPOV 91 in Africa

October 29, 2013

Farmers’ rights at heart of plant breeding IP debate - UPOV ponders new members, communication strategy

October 22, 2013

Polish Ministry plans intellectual property reform – To shift rights from universities to researchers

September 11, 2013

Dominican Republic prepares to launch patent database

July 29, 2013

European Commission proposes rules changes to create Unitary Patent Court

June 21, 2013

Harvard University professor Calestous Juma is a flag bearer for agricultural innovation and biotechnologies in Africa

May 23, 2013

European Patent Office still granting patents on conventional vegetables; ‘Just following rules’

April 17, 2013

Greek gene bank’s struggle indicative of changing times (Intellectual Property Watch)

March 13, 2013

Monsanto, Myriad: two US legal cases shaking biotechnology industries

March 8, 2013

Report on seed giants’ initiatives to preserve monopoly on global food

March 5, 2013

Monsanto v. Bowman: stocktaking after U.S. Supreme Court hearings

March 1, 2013

Russia establishes specialised court for intellectual property rights

February 25, 2013

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and National Institute of Standards and Technology release new version of IP Awareness Assessment Tool

February 16, 2013

The Report on the First Round of the Project Cycle of the Benefit-sharing Fund

February 8, 2013

Genetic origin in food and agriculture difficult to identify, say seed treaty officials

January 18, 2013

Syngenta opens doors to its patented technologies, for easier but not free access

December 11, 2012

European unitary patent and court becomes reality

October 29, 2012

UPOV Council to formalise access to documents; civil society seeks greater participation

October 23, 2012

Horticultural breeders call for stronger protection of innovations

October 17, 2012

More production not the way to sustainable agriculture, UN study says



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