23/9/21 – Webinar 3. Online Infringement of PBR and Other IP Rights

23/9/21 – Webinar 3. Online Infringement of PBR and Other IP Rights

The ciopora academy 3/2021:

Online Infringement of PBR and other IP rights

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand

8 am London
9 am CEST/Europe (Speaker)
3 pm Beijing, CN
5 pm Sydney, AUS
7 pm Wellington, NZ


Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa and the Americas

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
6 pm CEST/Europe (Speaker)


What will i learn?

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).

Peter Blomme

Peter Blomme

Associate at Altius, Belgium

Peter Blomme specialises in Intellectual Property rights such as Trademarks, copyrights, and software protection. He has obtained extensive experience litigating for clients covering many sectors.

Peter obtained a Master in Law degree at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2012, and completed an LL.M. at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 2013, specialising in Intellectual Property Law.

Peter has been nominated as a Notable Practitioner 2020 and Rising Star 2019 by ipstars.com, and is a member of the Belgian Copyright Law Association (BVA), the Benelux Trade Mark and Design Association (BMM), and MARQUES.

Webinar Syllabus:

The internet’s virtual environment has become an essential part of any commercial business, especially in times when physical contact is still subject to limitations. In many instances, the behavior of businesses and consumers has shifted to prefer the online environment to the offline environment, from remote office work to leisure, and even (grocery) shopping. Intellectual Property protection has also been affected by this shift facing a dramatic surge in online IP right infringements, also in the context of Plant Variety and Patent rights.

In this webinar, Philippe de Jong and Peter Blomme will share valuable insights regarding the IP issues arising in this online context, including:

  • What is an online IP infringement, and is it different from an offline infringement?
  • Who can be sued for online infringements (with attention to intermediaries such as online platforms, shops, and marketplaces)?
  • Where and how can you react if you are the victim of an online infringement?


Our flexible single-webinar registration option:

EUR 99.00/199.00 (member/

Save 15% and join all four webinars in the series 3/2021:
EUR 329.00/659.00 (member/guest).
The offer expires on Sept 9.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

We are maintaining the reduced CIOPORA Academy webinar rates as a part of our commitment to providing continued education opportunities to horticulturalists in 2021! 

Webinar user manual

For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.

Download The Webinar manual

Please download and read this document carefully prior to participation in the webinar.

Our webinar platform Livestorm does not require any prior installation. Instead, it enables you to join the webinar via browser. Use one of the following for the best webinar experience:


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.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live in Livestorm, an online webinar platform, which allows participation for registered persons via internet browser with no prior installation. Please see our User Manual for more information on the technical requirements.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager