АО "Национальное агентство по развитию инноваций "QazInnovations"

Last week on the site of Qazpatent held a round table on “The relevance of legal protection of innovations in the field of agro-industry and their commercialization. Kazakhstan’s accession to the UPOV (UPOV)”.

The round table was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, breeders and scientists in the field of agriculture, JSC “Trade Policy Development Center” QazTrade “, NAO” National Agrarian Research and Education Center “, JSC” National Agency for Innovation Development” QazInnovations “, JSC” Science Foundation “, LLP” Astana Business Group BM LTD “, “Kazakhstan Association of sugar, food and processing industry, LLP” Scientific Production Center of Grain Farming named after. The company is a member of the Kazakh Association of Sugar, Food and Processing Industry, LLP Scientific Production Center for Grain Farming named after A.I. Barayev, NAO Kazakh Agrotechnical University named after S. Seifullin and NAO West-Kazakhstan Agrarian-Technical University named after Zhangir Khan. Zhangir Khan.

During the meeting there were discussed the topical issues of innovation in agro-industry, the latest achievements, the relevance of legal protection and the possibility of commercialization, as well as the importance of the entry of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV). The event also included presentations on the new object – geographical indications.

The participants actively discussed the accession of Kazakhstan to UPOV, revealing both positive aspects and possible risks.