January 2008


In recognition of the experience gained through five years of working with Plants For Europe Limited, Graham Spencer has been elected as a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

The CIM is the leading international body for marketing and business development. Membership helps Graham to keep up to date with the latest marketing trends and techniques as well as providing opportunities for networking and business promotion.

The European Union regulation covering who is entitled to apply for European Plant Variety Rights has been amended. Previously, applicants had to be either a citizen of the EU or of a nation that is a member of UPOV. This has now been changed so that anyone can apply for EU PVR, regardless of nationality or residence.

Of course, anyone who is not a resident of the EU is still required to appoint a procedural representative to file applications on their behalf. Plants for Europe can assist in this regard, whether or not we are asked to act as agent for the purposes of licensing or royalty collection. Contact us for details and fees.

Details of the regulations that apply can be found on the CPVO’s website here.

Graham will be attending three major events in the next few weeks. If you would like to make an appointment to see him at any of these events, please contact us today.

  • IPM, Essen, Germany – Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January
  • GAN, Bournemouth, UK – Wednesday 13th February
  • Salon du Végétal, Angers, France – Thursday 21st February