Workshop on Genetic Resources

Pre-breeding materials: a grey zone between Genetic Resources and Cultivars
Introduction on regulatory aspects and protection of Intellectual Property
15th of March, 2023, 08:30 – 15:30

University of Applied Sciences, HTW Dresden Campus Pillnitz
Room PN 001
Pillnitzer Platz 1, 01326 Dresden, Germany

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Genetic Resources (GenRes) are part of a complex international regulatory framework that regulates the various phases of their identification, recovery, characterization, conservation, protection of Intellectual Property (IP) and use. This complexity is managed by various international organisations which, each with their own role, guarantee the appropriate protection and management of GenRes.

The EU-funded project BreedingValue, coordinated by Prof. Bruno Mezzetti, invited the European breeding- and plant research community to a workshop with the objective to establish a common understanding of the regulatory framework for IP Management of new pre-breeding material on the 15th of March 2023.

High-level representatives of the ECPGR, FAO, CPVO and the EC shared their views on the current international regulatory framework and its consequences for IP management of pre-breeding material. European research projects with a focus on GenRes also shared their views on the IP landscape in their respective fields.

We thank everyone who participated in the workshop!

Please find the agenda and the presentations of the workshop below.