23/04/2020 – Webinar “ECJ Decision in Nadorcott Case”

23/04/2020 – Webinar “ECJ Decision in Nadorcott Case”


April 23, 2020 – Webinar “European Court of Justice Decision in Nadorcott Case: Practical Consequences for Breeders in Relation to Harvested Material”

Date & Sessions

10:00 am Central European Summer Time (CEST, Brussels)
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6:00 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST, Brussels)
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What will I learn?

During this session, the speaker will analyze the impact on Plant Variety Rights protection for ‘harvested material’ of the recent CJEU decision in the Nadorcott mandarin case. The decision, which is to a great extent inspired by the UPOV Explanatory Notes on harvested material, is potentially dangerous as it suggests a limitative interpretation of what amounts to ‘unauthorized use’, particularly during the period of provisional protection. The speaker will discuss solutions going forward, both in terms of licensing, enforcement and advocacy.

Meet the speaker

Philippe de Jong

Philippe de Jong

Philippe de Jong
Partner at Altius, Belgium

Philippe is a Partner at Altius (Belgium) and specialises in Intellectual Property law, with a particular focus on Patents, Plant Variety Rights and parallel import issues. Philippe also has extensive experience in regulatory matters concerning the life sciences and agri-food industries. Other areas of practice include medical law, media law and fair trade practices in a variety of sectors.

Philippe regularly lectures at conferences and seminars and publishes articles in various leading legal journals relating to his area of expertise.

He has worked as a consultant for the EU Plant Variety Office and is also an active member of various lawyer and sector organisations, including: the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), Euroseeds, the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Horticultural Plants (CIOPORA).


REDUCED WEBINAR RATES: We at the CIOPORA Academy are committed to providing continued education opportunities to the green sector in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe are facing currently, we are lowering our webinar rates from EUR 149,00 to EUR 99,00 (Member) and EUR 299,00 to EUR 199,00 (Guest). A further reduction of over 20% is offered in the Webinar Package, containing four webinars in April/May 2020. 

SINGLE WEBINAR REGISTRATION: includes the CIOPORA Academy Webinar “European Court of Justice Decision in Nadorcott Case” only.

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WEBINAR PACKAGE REGISTRATION: includes four CIOPORA Academy Webinars at a single reduced rate. What is included?

  • April 23 – Webinar “European Court of Justice Decision in Nadorcott Case”
  • April 30 – 2-in-1 Webinar “Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV): Technical and Legal Aspects” – learn more
  • May 7 – Webinar “Plant Variety Rights Guide to Brexit” – learn more
  • May 14 – Webinar “Bad Faith IP (PBR & Trademarks) Applications in China and Countermeasures for Breeders” – learn more
  • CIOPORA Member Webinar Package: 349,00 EUR
  • Guest Webinar Package: 699,00 EUR

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About the WEbinar program

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

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The ciopora Academy testimonialS

“The CIOPORA workshop held in August 2019 in St. Charles/Chicago was a great opportunity to meet with companies active in asexually propagated plants and discuss common challenges in the protection of our crops. The topics were timely and relevant. The session on UPOV, Breeder’s Exemption, and U.S. Plant Patent Law was particularly interesting, as it provided real-life examples of the cross-border legal scenarios. Thanks to the CIOPORA team for always putting together a thoughtful and well-run program"
Amy Martin, Driscoll's
Amy Martin
Director Legal Affairs at Driscoll’s, Inc.
"CIOPORA Academy workshop was a great opportunity to learn varying perspectives on plant IP. All topics presented had value as they pertain to my daily work; however, I was particularly interested in the topics on Utility Patents and Plant Variety Protection (PVP) for asexually reproduced plants. Both speakers provided in-depth analysis of the different scope of protections under these two systems. The comfortable atmosphere of the workshops at the Hotel Baker was a wonderful location to network with like-minded colleagues."
Jim R. Holm
Licensing Associate at Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.