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Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA) is a member driven, not-for-profit organization that supports intellectual property protection within the Canadian seed industry.


CPTA’s mission is to promote an environment where a robust and globally competitive framework of intellectual property protection is valued and respected. We strive to encourage continued research investment and sustainable innovation; benefiting Canadian growers, consumers, and the plant science industry.

Through independent effort, and in co-operation with industry partners sharing complementary goals, the CPTA will accomplish its mission by providing vigorous leadership and focused delivery in government advocacy, communications, monitoring services and case management.

What we do

CPTA supports intellectual property protection and strives to change behavior through:

1) Monitoring of the marketplace.
2) Enforcing Plant Breeders Rights.
3) Bringing the industry together, pooling resources and efforts to fairly and effectively respond to challenges of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).