IPKey South-East Asia: Webinar Series on Plant Variety Rights and UPOV 1991 10 - 11 June 2021

The IP Key SEA invites the public in Europe and Southeast Asia to the Webinar Series on Plant Variety Rights and UPOV 1991 on 10 - 11 June 2021. The webinar series seeks to continue raising awareness on the benefits of an effective plant variety protection system and membership of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV 1991). The webinar series will focus on the main features of UPOV 1991 and tackle common issues concerning plant variety rights protection in SEA, the challenges faced by plant breeders and farmers, as well as the contribution of plant variety protection to sustainable farming and global food security while minimising the impact on climate change.

The IP Key SEA Project, in collaboration with CPVO and UPOV, aims to raise awareness on the impact of plant variety rights and membership of countries to UPOV 1991 to farmers and plant breeders and agricultural development.  We also would like to highlight the critical role of plant breeding in sustainable farming and global food security.

This webinar is FREE for all to attend, but pre-registration is required.

For more details and for registration please CLICK HERE


Webinar 1, 10 June 2021 (14:30 UTC+7; 09:30 CEST)
  • Opening Remarks
    • Community Plant Variety Protection Office (CPVO)
    • Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade), European Commission
    • European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
  • Global Impact of Plant Breeders’ Rights
    • UPOV
  • Plant Breeders’ Rights in the European Union
    • CPVO
  • Plant Breeders’ Rights and the Development of the Fruit Industry
  • Impact of Plant Breeding on EU Farmers
  • Plant Breeding as a Driver of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Question and Answer
Webinar 2, 11 June 2021 (14:30 UTC+7; 09:30 CEST)
  • Socio-economic Impact of UPOV 1991 Membership to Vietnam
  • Plant Variety Protection in the South-East Asian Region
  • Plant Breeders’ Rights and Organic Breeding
  • Impact of Plant Variety Rights on a Vietnamese Seed Company
  • Panel Discussion on Plant Variety Protection and UPOV 1991 Membership