EP Briefing 2005-04-11: Protection of new varieties of plants

April 6, 2005

Strasbourg, 05 Apr 2005

MEPs will vote on a consultative report from Joseph DAUL (EPP-ED, FR) for the Agriculture Committee which recommends approving unchanged a Commission proposal for the European Community to accede to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, as revised at Geneva on 19 March 1991.

The main activities of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) are concerned with promoting international harmonisation and cooperation in the introduction of plant variety protection legislation. Harmonisation is enhanced, firstly, through specific activities undertaken within UPOV leading to recommendations and model agreements and forms and, secondly, through the fact that UPOV serves as a forum to exchange views and share experiences. UPOV has established a detailed set of general principles for the conduct of the examination of plant varieties; their use also extends to national listing and seed certification.


Joseph DAUL (EPP-ED, FR)
Report on the proposal for a Council decision approving the accession of the European Community to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, as revised at Geneva on 19 March 1991
(COM(2004)0798 - C6 0010/2005 - 2004/05(CNS))
Doc.: A6-0052/2005 [may not be available yet]


Procedure: Consultation
Debate: 12.04.200

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