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May 28, 2024

International Seed Federation (ISF):  13 organizations sign historic agreement to fight illegal seed practices

May 27, 2024

Annual meeting of the UPOV technical group on vegetable crops

May 22, 2024

New Zealand - Portal eases payment of seed royalties (Farmers Weekly)

May 1, 2024

Advancing global progress through IP awareness and collaboration - ICRISAT shines the spotlight on India's intellectual property landscape

April 23, 2024

PureCircle awarded plant breeders’ rights by the Chinese regulators for breakthrough stevia varietal

April 22, 2024

Plant variety protection - Procedural infirmities, not impacting eligibility of applicant/application for registration, are not fatal (Lexology)

April 8, 2024

Protection of plant breeder's rights in Laos: What you need to know (Lexology)

April 2, 2024

New Zealand Intellectual Property Office - The Plant Variety Rights Journal - April 2024

March 28, 2024

“For breeders around the world the combination of the 2022 China Seed Law and the Hainan FTZ offers exciting opportunities" (Fresh Plaza)

March 26, 2024

Key Charpentier/Doudna CRISPR patent upheld by China National Intellectual Property Administration

March 20, 2024

UPOV updates explanatory note on essentially derived varieties (EDVs) (Morrison Foerster)

March 19, 2024

NewZealand - Plant Variety Rights: Economic and public good benefits

March 18, 2024

China's top court pledges better IPR protection in seed sector (Xinhua)

La cour suprême chinoise promet une meilleure protection des DPI pour les semences (China.org)

February 29, 2024

China - Harsher penalty awaits violators of intellectual property rights for seeds (China Daily)

February 14, 2024

New Zealand - Royalty fees are about to be enforced on farmers harvesting seed from protected wheat, barley and other crop varieties and saving it for future re-sowing (Rural Life)

February 6, 2024

UPOV releases explanatory notes further defining protection for essentially derived varieties (Cooley)

January 24, 2024

Landmark memorandum of understanding aigned between the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) to enhance plant variety rights

January 4, 2024

New Zealand Intellectual Property Office - The Plant Variety Rights Journal, January 2024

January 3, 2024

Protection of plant variety under the Vietnam intellectual property law 2022 - Required documents and examination (Lexology)

December 15, 2023

Key Charpentier/Doudna CRISPR patent upheld by Japanese Patent Office · Patent JP6692856 upheld for second time in response to invalidation challenge

November 27, 2023

New Zealand Intellectual Property Office - Plant Variety Rights Act 2022 technical guidance

November 20, 2023

Australia - Ensuring long term investment in wheat breeding through End Point Royalties (The Land)

November 6, 2023

Breeders welcome the adoption of the new Explanatory Notes on Essentially Derived Varieties by the UPOV Council 

UPOV Council holds its Annual Session

October 3, 2023

New Zealand - The Plant Variety Rights Journal, October 2023

August 25, 2023

Increase in plant variety rights applications bodes well for New Zealand agriculture

August 8, 2023

China - Top court grows confidence in protection of seed breeding (China Daily)

July 24, 2023

International Fruit Genetics, LLC (IFG), the world's largest table grape breeder,  wins landmark intellectual property case in China, marking significant advancement for plant variety rights protection

Cultivating innovation: an in-depth look at New Zealand's plant variety rights landscape under the PVR Act 2022 (Spruson & Ferguson)
















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