Press Releases

pdf UPOV Press Release No. 96
(Geneva, April 11, 2014)
UPOV Council holds its Thirty-First Extraordinary Session

pdf UPOV Press Release No. 95
(Geneva, October 24, 2013)
UPOV Council holds its Forty-Seventh Ordinary Session

pdf, UPOV Council holds its forty-sixth ordinary session UPOV Press Release No. 94
(Geneva, March 22, 2013)
UPOV Council holds its Thirtieth Extraordinary Session

 pdf, UPOV Council holds its forty-sixth ordinary session UPOV Press Release No. 93
(Geneva, December 5, 2012)
Serbia becomes a UPOV member

pdf, UPOV Council holds its forty-sixth ordinary session UPOV Press Release No. 92
(Geneva, November 1, 2012)
UPOV Council Holds its Forty-Sixth Ordinary Session

pdf  UPOV Press Release No. 91
(Geneva, October 22, 2012)
Panama accedes to 1991 Act

pdf UPOV Press Release No. 90
(Geneva, April 27, 2012)
France ratifies 1991 Act

pdf UPOV Press Release No. 89
(Geneva, March 30, 2012)
UPOV Council Holds Extraordinary Session

pdf, UPOV Council Sets Biennial Program, Marks 50th Anniversary of the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 88
(Geneva, December 8, 2011)
Ireland ratifies the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention

pdf, UPOV Council Sets Biennial Program, Marks 50th Anniversary of the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 87
(Geneva, October 20, 2011)
UPOV Council Sets Biennial Program, Marks 50th Anniversary of the UPOV Convention

Peru accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 86
(Geneva, July 8, 2011)
Peru accedes to the UPOV Convention

UPOV Council holds Annual Session UPOV Press Release No. 85
(Geneva, April 8, 2011)
UPOV Council Holds Annual Session

former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 84
(Geneva, April 4, 2011)
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia accedes to the UPOV Convention

UPOV Council Holds Annual Session UPOV Press Release No. 82
(Geneva, October 21, 2010)
UPOV Council Holds Annual Session

UPOV Council appoints new Vice Secretary-General UPOV Press Release No. 81
(Geneva, March 26, 2010)
UPOV Council appoints new Vice Secretary-General

Oman accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 80
(Geneva, October 22, 2009)
Oman accedes to the UPOV Convention

Turkey accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 79
(Geneva, May 12, 2009)
Accession of the Slovak Republic to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention

Costa Rica accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 78
(Geneva, December 12, 2008)
Costa Rica accedes to the UPOV Convention

New Secretary-General outlines future priorities for UPOV UPOV Press Release No. 77
(Geneva, October 30, 2008)
New Secretary-General outlines future priorities for UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 76
(Geneva, October 29, 2008)
Georgia accedes to the UPOV Convention

Accession of Switzerland to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 75
(Geneva, August 1, 2008)
Accession of Switzerland to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention

Turkey accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 74
(Geneva, October 18, 2007)
Turkey accedes to the UPOV Convention

Ratification of Spain of the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 73
(Geneva, June 18, 2007)
Ratification of Spain of the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention

Dominican Republic accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 72
(Geneva, May 16, 2007)
Dominican Republic accedes to the UPOV Convention

Accession of Ukraine to the 1991 Act UPOV Press Release No. 71
(Geneva, December 19, 2006)
Accession of Ukraine to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention  

iet Nam accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 70
(Geneva, November 24, 2006)
Viet Nam accedes to the UPOV Convention

Morocco accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 69
(Geneva, September 8, 2006)
Morocco accedes to the UPOV Convention  

Iceland accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 68
(Geneva, April 3, 2006)
Iceland accedes to the UPOV Convention  

UPOV releases Report on the Impact of Plant Variety Protection UPOV Press Release No. 67
(Geneva, January 12, 2006)
UPOV releases Report on the Impact of Plant Variety Protection 

Albania accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 66
(Geneva, September 15, 2005)
Albania accedes to the UPOV Convention

European Community becomes first intergovernmental organization to join UPOV UPOV Press Release No. 65
(Geneva, June 29, 2005)
European Community becomes first intergovernmental organization to join UPOV

Azerbaijan accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 64
(Geneva, November 9, 2004)
Azerbaijan accedes to the UPOV Convention

UPOV and CPVO sign Memorandum of Understanding UPOV Press Release No. 63
(Geneva, October 21, 2004)
UPOV and CPVO sign Memorandum of Understanding

Uzbekistan accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 62
(Geneva, October 14, 2004)
Uzbekistan accedes to the UPOV Convention

Jordan accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 61
(Geneva, September 24, 2004)
Jordan accedes to the UPOV Convention

Singapore accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 60
(Geneva, June 30, 2004)
Singapore accedes to the UPOV Convention

Accession of the Republic of Austria UPOV Press Release No. 59
(Geneva, June 1, 2004)
Accession of the Republic of Austria to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Lithuania accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 58
(Geneva, November 10, 2003)
Lithuania accedes to the UPOV Convention

Dr. Kamil Idris re-appointed UPOV Secretary-General UPOV Press Release No. 57
(Geneva, October 23, 2003)
Dr. Kamil Idris re-appointed UPOV Secretary-General

Tunisia accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 56

(Geneva, July 31, 2003)
Tunisia accedes to the UPOV Convention

Accession of the Republic of Poland UPOV Press Release No. 55
(Geneva, July 15, 2003)
Accession of the Republic of Poland to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

 Belarus accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 54 (Geneva, December 5, 2002)
Belarus accedes to the UPOV Convention

Accession of the Republic of Hungary UPOV Press Release No. 53 (Geneva, December 1, 2002)
Accession of the Republic of Hungary to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Accession of the Czech Republic UPOV Press Release No. 52 (Geneva, October 24, 2002)
Accession of the Czech Republic to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

 Latvia accedes to the UPOV Convention UPOV Press Release No. 51 (Geneva, July 30, 2002)
Latvia accedes to the UPOV Convention

UPOV Press Release No. 50 (Geneva, December 7, 2001)
UPOV Marks 40th Anniversary with Milestone 50th Accession

UPOV Press Release No. 49 (Geneva, December 7, 2001)
Republic of Korea Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 48 (Geneva, August 8, 2001)
Nicaragua Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 47 (Geneva, August 1, 2001)
Croatia Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 46 (Geneva, June 20, 2001)
Accession of Finland to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

UPOV Press Release No. 45 (Geneva, March 16, 2001)
Romania Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 44 (Geneva, August 24, 2000)
The Republic of Estonia Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 43 (Geneva, May 26, 2000)
The Kyrgyz Republic Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 42 (Geneva, April 7, 2000)
UPOV Council Appoints New Vice Secretary-General

UPOV Press Release No. 41 (Geneva, December 20, 1999)
Accession of Australia to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

UPOV Press Release No. 40 (Geneva, June 29, 1999)
Slovenia Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 39 (Geneva, April 23, 1999)
Brazil and Panama Accede to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 38 (Geneva, April 21, 1999)
Bolivia Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 37 (Geneva, April 13, 1999)
Kenya Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 36 (Geneva, March 23, 1999)
China Accedes to UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 35 (Geneva, January 22, 1999)
Ratification by the United States of America of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

UPOV Press Release No. 34 (Geneva, December 3, 1998)
Ratification by the United Kingdom of the 1991 Act of the International Convention the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

UPOV Press Release No. 33 (Geneva, November 24, 1998)
Accession of Japan to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

UPOV Press Release No. 32 (Geneva, September 28, 1998)
Accession of the Republic of Moldova to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for theProtection of New Varieties of Plants

UPOV Press Release No. 31 (Geneva, June 25, 1998)
Ratification by Germany of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for theProtection of New Varieties of Plants

UPOV Press Release No. 30 (Geneva, April 21, 1998)
The 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (The UPOV Convention) enters into Force

UPOV Press Release No. 29 (Geneva, March 24, 1998)
Accession of Bulgaria and the Russian Federation to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plant

UPOV Press Release No. 28 (Geneva, December 30, 1997)
Accession of Trinidad and Tobago to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plant

UPOV Press Release No. 27 (Geneva, December 18, 1997)
Ratification by Sweden of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

UPOV Press Release No. 26 (Geneva, November 4, 1997)
Dr. Idris assumes his duties as Secretary-General of UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 25 (Geneva, October 29, 1997)
Dr. Idris to succeed Dr. Bogsch as Secretary-General of UPOV

UPOV Press Release No. 24 (Geneva, July 9, 1997)
Ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants by Mexico

UPOV Press Release No. 23 (Geneva, July 8, 1997)
Accession of Ecuador to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

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