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International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)

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International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)
Address: 
UPOV Headquarters
34, chemin des Colombettes
Geneva 20 CH-1211
Switzerland
Phone: +41-22 338 91 11
Fax: +41-22 733 03 36
Organization type: 
International Organisations

The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) is an intergovernmental organization with headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland).

UPOV was established by the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. The Convention was adopted in Paris in 1961 and it was revised in 1972, 1978 and 1991.

UPOV's mission is to provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society.