Workshop: The 3d edition of the Madrid Workshop on IP for Plants will take place one day prior to the Fruit Attraction Madrid on October 21, 2019. The networking dinner is scheduled on October 20. When? Networking Dinner – October 20, 2019 Workshop – October…
|Madrid Workshop on IP for Plants 2019, Oct 20 – 21|
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|Amsterdam Workshop on IP for Plants 2019, Nov 4 – 5|
|Webinar 1/2019: Protecting Plant Varieties Through Trademarks in China|
|Webinar 2/2019: Plant Variety Protection in the United States: Registration, Examination & more|
The CIOPORA Academy – your education program on IP for plants
What is The CIOPORA Academy?
The CIOPORA Academy is a specialized international education program on IP for plants tailored to the needs of the green sector. The formats include small-group workshops and live webinars. Our learner community consists of plant breeders and other participants of the green value chain, as well as IP lawyers and patent attorneys. The CIOPORA Academy on-site events are held several times a year at different locations around the world and are led by the world’s leading IP experts.
What will I learn?
The CIOPORA Academy combines learning and networking. It encompasses all areas of IP Protection relevant for players of the green business, such as Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR), Plant Patents, Trademarks and more. Courses are taught around the world and include networking events. Webinars are broadcasted live offering two sessions each to accommodate all time zones. Our lecturers are renowned IP experts and experienced legal practitioners.
Who should enroll?
The CIOPORA Academy offers workshops and webinars for breeders, propagators, growers, traders working in horticulture, as well as students of agricultural and horticultural specializations. Additionally, our workshops are beneficial for IPR managers, IP lawyers, in-house counsels and patent attorneys looking to expand their expertise in the unique area of IP for plants.
What is the cost?
Cost of the programs depends on the topic, the location and the number of modules offered in each workshop. CIOPORA members and supporters enjoy a 50% discount on all regular rates. The program also offers up to 70% discounts for enrolled students.
Experience the CIOPORA Academy:
Hadeer Al-SayedSenior IP Lawyer at Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), Egypt
Tjeerd OverdijkPartner, Vondst Advocaten, the Netherlands
Fleur Tuinzing-WesterhuisCounsel, Houthoff, the Netherlands
Andrew SimOffice Lead for Consumer Goods and Retail Industry, Baker McKenzie
Tjeerd Overdijk studied Law at Leiden University and has been a lawyer since 1984. With over 25 years of experience, he is an all-rounder in the field of Intellectual Property with a special interest in Plant Variety Rights. He was involved in the world’s first court case on the concept of Essentially Derived Varieties (EDVs) and he has gained considerable experience on this subject. He also has experience with litigation before the Board of Appeal of the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. Tjeerd is a member of various professional associations, including CIOPORA, the Netherlands Copyright Association, the AIPPI, INTA, MARQUES and the European Communities Trademarks Association (ECTA).
Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis specializes in the technology-related Intellectual Property matters, with focus on patents and Plant Variety Rights. In her daily practice, Fleur represents a wide variety of domestic and international companies that are active in technology-intensive business sectors, such as agrifood and biotech. Fleur is an experienced patent litigator and is one of a handful of lawyers in the Netherlands with extensive experience in litigation relating to national and Community Plant Variety Rights. Furthermore, Fleur assists clients in implementing customs seizure actions based on the EU Anti-Piracy Regulation. Over the past decade, Fleur has litigated in various cases before the Dutch courts, the Dutch Board of Plant Varieties and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.
Mr Sim is the Office Lead for Consumer Goods and Retail Industry in the Beijing Office of Baker McKenzie. His practice area includes product recall, consumer complaints, franchise registration, product quality issues, and breaches of advertiser regulations. Mr Sim heads the Food and Beverage (“F&B”) Industry practice group and leads the Plant Variety Rights practice, including investigations, PBR registration and enforcement. Mr Sim also focuses on IP protection and enforcement in China, assisting clients with IPR strategies and licensing as well as directing anti-counterfeit operations. His practice also includes domain names, Internet and technology laws.