Press Releases

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UPOV/PR/105April 11, 2016Accession of Kenya to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/104March 17, 2016UPOV Council Holds its Thirty-Third Extraordinary Sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/103October 29, 2015UPOV Council holds its forty-ninth ordinary sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/102October 22, 2015United Republic of Tanzania accedes to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/101August 24, 2015Montenegro accedes to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/100June 19, 2015Ratification of Canada of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/099March 27, 2015UPOV Council holds its thirty-second extraordinary sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/098October 16, 2014UPOV Council holds its forty-eighth ordinary sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/097June 10, 2014African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) becomes second Intergovernmental Organization to join UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/096April 11, 2014UPOV Coucil holds its thirty-first extraordinary sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/095October 24, 2013UPOV Council holds its forty-seventh ordinary sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/094March 22, 2013UPOV Council holds its thirtieth extraordinary sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/093December 5, 2012Serbia accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/092November 1, 2012UPOV Council holds its forty-sixth ordinary sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/091October 22, 2012Accession of Panama to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/090April 27, 2012Ratification of France of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/089March 30, 2012UPOV Council holds extraordinary sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/088December 8, 2011Ratification of Ireland of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/087October 20, 2011UPOV Council sets biennial program, marks 50th anniversary of the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/086July 8, 2011Peru accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/085April 8, 2011UPOV Council holds Extraordinary Sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/084April 4, 2011The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/082October 21, 2010UPOV Council holds Annual Sessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/081March 26, 2010UPOV Council appoints new Vice Secretary-Generalpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/080October 22, 2009Oman accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/079May 12, 2009Accession of the Slovak Republic to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/078December 12, 2008Costa Rica accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/077October 30, 2008New Secretary-General outlines future priorities for UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/076October 29, 2008Georgia accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/075August 1, 2008Ratification of Switzerland of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/074October 18, 2007Turkey accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/073June 18, 2007Ratification of Spain of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/072May 16, 2007The Dominican Republic accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/071December 19, 2006Accession of Ukraine to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/070November 24, 2006Viet Nam accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/069September 8, 2006Morocco accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/068April 3, 2006Iceland accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/067January 12, 2006UPOV releases report on the Impact of Plant Variety Protectionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/066September 15, 2005Albania accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/065June 29, 2005European Community becomes first Intergovernmental Organization to join UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/064November 9, 2004Azerbaijan accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/063October 21, 2004UPOV and CPVO sign Memorandum of Understandingpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/062October 14, 2004Uzbekistan accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/061September 24, 2004Jordan accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/060June 30, 2004Singapore accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/059June 1, 2004Accession of the Republic of Austria to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/058November 10, 2003Lithuania accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/057October 23, 2003Dr. Kamil Idris re-appointed UPOV Secretary-Generalpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/056July 31, 2003Tunisia accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/055July 15, 2003Accession of the Republic of Poland to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/054December 5, 2002Belarus accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/053December 1, 2002Accession of the Republic of Hungary to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/052October 24, 2002Accession of the Czech Republic to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/051July 30, 2002Latvia accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/050December 7, 2001UPOV marks 40th anniversary with milestone 50th accessionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/049December 7, 2001Republic of Korea accedes to the UPOV Conventionpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/048August 6, 2011Nicaragua accedes to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/047August 1, 2001Croatia accedes to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/046June 20, 2001Accession of Finland to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/045March 16, 2001Romania accedes to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/044August 24, 2000The Republic of Estonia accedes to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/043May 26, 2000Kyrgyz Republic accedes to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/042April 7, 2000UPOV Council appoints new Vice Secretary-Generalpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/041December 20, 1999Accession of Australia to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/040June 29, 1999Slovenia accedes to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/039April 23, 1999Panama and Brazil accede to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/038April 21, 1999Bolivia accedes to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/037April 13, 1999Kenya accedes to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/036March 23, 1999China accedes to UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/035January 22, 1999Ratificaton by the United States of America of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/034December 3, 1998Ratification by the United Kingdom of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/033November 24, 1998Accession of Japan to the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/032September 28, 1998Accession of the Republic of Moldova to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/031June 25, 1998Ratification by Germany of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/030April 21, 1998The 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (the UPOV Convention) enters into forcepdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/029March 24, 1998Accession of Bulgaria and the Russian Federation to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN DE ES
UPOV/PR/028December 30, 1997Accession of Trinidad and Tobago to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/027December 18, 1997Ratification by Sweden of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants by Mexicopdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/026November 4, 1997Dr. Kamil Idris assumes his duties as Secretary-General of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)pdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/025October 29, 1997Idris to succeed Bogsch as Secretary-General of UPOVpdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/024July 9, 1997Ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants by Mexicopdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/023July 8, 1997Accession of Ecuador to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/022January 8, 1997Accession of Paraguay to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/021October 14, 1996Acceptance by the Kingdom of the Netherlands of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/020August 13, 1996Accession of Colombia to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/019June 5, 1996Ratification by Israel of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/018April 26, 1996Ratification by Denmark of the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE ES
UPOV/PR/017December 5, 1995Accession of the Republic of Chile to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/016October 3, 1995Accession of Ukraine to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/015September 20, 1995Accession of Portugal to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/014November 28, 1994Accession of Argentina to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/013October 14, 1994Accession of Uruguay to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/012June 17, 1994Accession of Austria to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/011August 17, 1993Accession of Norway to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/010April 13, 1993Accession of Finland to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/009November 11, 1991Accession of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/008March 21, 1991Diplomatic Conference for the revision of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/007March 4, 1991Diplomatic Conference for the revision of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/006February 6, 1991Ratification by Canada of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR DE
UPOV/PR/005October 16, 1989Accession of Poland to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR
UPOV/PR/004February 20, 1989Accession of Australia to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR
UPOV/PR/003February 25, 1988Appointment of a new Vice Secretary-General of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)pdf EN FR
UPOV/PR/002December 1, 198625th Anniversary of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plantspdf EN FR
UPOV/PR/001October 8, 1982UPOV Council meeting and symposiumpdf EN FR