LANG FANG, HEBEI: On Wednesday (October 17) APSA joined the China National Seed Trade Association (CNSTA) and organizers of the 26th Beijing Seed Congress to co-host a seminar and expert-panel to exchange intel and best practices with respect to the infringement of Intellectual Property Rights throughout East, South and Southeast Asia, and beyond.
Held at the Langfang Ovation Seven-cultivation Hotel in Hebei province, about 50 kilometers from the Chinese capital, the Asia-Pacific Forum on Intellectual Property & Plant Variety Protection (PVP) was supported by Sinochem Agriculture, CropLife Asia (Singapore) and Southern Rural Newspaper Agricultural Wealth.
More than 100 participants registered for the event to engage with several expert keynote speakers, who gave comprehensive updates on Plant Variety Protection (PVP) enforcement trends in China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia, as well as in Spain, the Netherlands and Italy.
Discussions spanned everything from national codes, regulations and legal precedents, to counter-infringement trends, challenges and strategies, including the latest application of molecular fingerprinting and DUS testing of suspected infringing material.
The forum precedes the 26th Beijing Seed Congress, which will be held at the same venue 18–21 October.
Look out for a more updates on apsaseed.org and Asian Seed magazine.