Neither the International Convention on the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV-Convention) nor Council Regulation (EC) No. 21 00/94 on Community plant variety rights (CPVR) provide a provision determining the scope of protection of a plant variety. Solely Article 13 para 5 CPVR defines which of the acts described in para 2 of Article 13 are reserved for the right’s holder in relation to varieties other than the protected one.
Following controversies surrounding the authorisation and renewal of certain sensitive products, such as active substances in plant protection products (glyphosate, neonicotinoids) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the European Commission proposed to revise the transparency rules in these policy areas. The European Parliament is expected to vote during its December plenary session on the report of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee, and on a mandate to start interinstitutional negotiations.
A study commissioned by the EP PETI Committee.
The Commission has published a final report and an executive summary on the plant protein sectors.
Euractiv is organising an event in French on consumer information regarding new techniques of vegetal selection.