CPVO’s Martin Ekvad gave presentation at UPOV seminar

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gaurarubyrubyGENEVA, Switzerland: the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) participated in the UPOV seminar on Essentialy Derived Varieties (EDV) which was held on October 22, 2013.

The seminar included the following Sessions:

    • technical and legal views on “predominantly derived”, “essential characteristics” and “differences which result from the act of derivation”, the relationship between Article 14(5)(b)(i) and (iii) of the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention and the possible impact on breeding and agriculture;
    • existing experience in relation to EDVs; and
    • the possible role of future UPOV guidance on EDVs in cases before the courts.

Martin Ekvad was the moderator of Session III in his capacity as Vice Chair of the Administrative and Legal Committee. The seminar was open to the public and was attended by 177 participants. Documents and a video of the seminar are available on the UPOV website at http://www.upov.int.

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