Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Workshop - Session 1 23 May 2022 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (GMT+7)

Department of Agriculture (DoA), Thailand, Thai Seed Trade Association (THASTA) and Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) cordially invite all APSA Members, stakeholders from Thai seed industry, plant breeders, researchers and academics to the first session of Plant Variety Protection (PVP) workshop on 23rd May, 2022. The objective of this workshop is to improve the understanding of PVP and plant breeders’ rights under the UPOV Convention and the status of the PVP Act under the Thai legal system.

The workshop will be organized virtually. The participants are welcome to join online via the zoom webinar platform. The session will be in Thai language with simultaneous interpretation to English.

The next session will be organized on 27th  June, 2022 with the same platform and the agenda will be updated by the end of May, 2022.

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1:30 pm – 2.00 pm

Zoom webinar starts for signing in

2:00 pm – 2.20 pm

Opening remarks by the Department of Agriculture (DoA), Thailand 
Welcome remarks by THASTA

2:20 pm – 2.50 pm

Plant Variety Protection Act under the Thai legal system DoA, Thailand
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2:50 pm – 3.00 pm

Q&A session

3:00 pm – 4.00 pm

Introduction to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention by the UPOV Office
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  • Key differences between the 1978 and 1991 Acts of the Convention
  • Scope of the breeder’s right 
  • Propagating material and harvested material 
  • Essential Derived Varieties
  • Exhaustion of the breeder’s right 
4:00 pm – 4.40 pm

Round table discussion
Q & A Session

4:40 pm – 5.00 pm

Session summary by THASTA and APSA