On December 2, 2022, a round table was held at the Qazpatent on the topic: “The relevance of legal protection of innovations in the field of agro-industry and their commercialization. Kazakhstan’s entry into UPOV”.
The round table was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, breeders and scientists in the field of agriculture, JSC “Center for the Development of Trade Policy “QazTrade”, NAO “National Agrarian Scientific and Educational Center”, JSC “National Agency for the Development of Innovations “QazInnovations”, JSC “Science Foundation”, LLP “Astana Business Group BM LTD”, OUL “Kazakhstan Association of sugar, food and processing industry”, LLP “Scientific and Production Center of grain farming named after A.I. Baraeva”, NAO Kazakh Agrotechnical University named after S.Seifullin” and NAO “West Kazakhstan Agrarian and Technical University named after Zhangir Khan.
During the meeting, topical issues of creating innovations in the field of 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 into the International Union for the Protection of New Plant Varieties (UPOV) were discussed. Also during the event, presentations on the new object — geographical indications were presented.
Alma Toleukhanova, a member of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys of Kazakhstan, took part in this discussion.
The participants actively discussed the issues of Kazakhstan’s accession to UPOV, revealing both the positive aspects and possible risks.