News

20 July 2015
The 19th Plant Variety Protection Course will be held from June 13th till June 24th 2016 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Participants who wish to qualify for a scholarship through Nuffic must already register before 20 October 2015.
11 May 2015
The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) wrote an article in its latest newsletter on the Plant Breeders' Rights training in Tanzania. The training took place from 20-30 April. Naktuinbouw organized the training and UPOV financed the training.
6 May 2015
In Geneve UPOV organises from May 4 till May 8 a train the trainer course with support from USPTO (the United States patent office).
4 May 2015
In the breeding sector, technological advances, such as the use of DNA, are introduced in quick succession. These developments require amended policies regarding the ownership and use of DUS samples, and the DNA of these samples during and after DUS testing.
1 May 2015
Uncertainty was noted on the possibility to use vegetative plant material for the marketing of not yet listed vegetable varieties for which an application for listing is done.