Analysis of How UPOV and WIPO Affect Farmers Rights
22 July 2014
2013 in Oman, at the fifth session of the Treaty’s Governing Body, a Resolution was adopted which requested the Secretary of the Treaty, “to invite UPOV and WIPO to jointly identify possible areas of interrelations among their respective international instruments.”
Thus the work on Resolution 8/2013 and any follow-up Resolution should question the way in which UPOV and WIPO support or hinder the implementation of the Treaty’s Article 9. The Berne Declaration and the Third World Network identify some of the key questions that have to be addressed by such an assessment.
The next session of the Treaty’s Governing Body is to take place on the 5-9th of October 2015 in Rome.