SC Side Event: Designing Sui Generis PVP System in Developing Countries and the Role of WIPO, 7 October 2016

Title:              Panel Discussion on “Designing Sui Generis Plant Variety Protection System in Developing

                         Countries and the Role of WIPO”

Date:              7 October 2016, 13:00-15:00

Venue:           WIPO New Building, Room 0.107

Organizer:   The South Centre, The Third World Network (TWN) and and the Association for Plant

                         Breeding for Benefit of Society (APBREBES)



This panel will critically discuss the relevance of UPOV to agricultural systems of developing countries and elaborate on options to develop plant variety protection systems appropriate for developing countries and that are consistent with FAO’s International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (the Plant Treaty), the CBD and the Nagoya Protocol.  It will also discuss WIPO’s technical assistance in the area of plant variety protection.


Moderator: Viviana Munoz, South Centre


Francois Meienberg (Public Eye–formerly Berne Declaration); Impact of UPOV & Interrelations with Plant Treaty, CBD & Nagoya Protocol

Sangeeta Shashikant (Third World Network); Developing Sui Generis Plant Variety Protection Appropriate for Developing Countries

Nirmalya Syam (South Centre); PVP & the Role of WIPO


Marco Aleman, Acting Director, Patent Law Division, WIPO

Daniela Llanos, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Bolivia

K. Srikar Reddy, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India to WTO


Light lunch offered to participants


Note: If you do not have a badge that permits you entry into WIPO premises, kindly send your name to sangeeta(at) by 4th October 2016


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