Category: Ghent Workshop on IP 2018

Benjamin Rivoire

Benjamin Rivoire

Mr Philippe Benjamin (Ben) Rivoire joined UPOV in 2012, after having started his career in the fruit production sector in Spain and Africa and in the vegetable breeding industry. Ben is now the Head of Seed Sector Cooperation and Regional Development (Africa, Arab Countries) in 

Hend Madhour, Ph.D.

Hend Madhour, Ph.D.

Hend Madhour started to work at UPOV on September 1, 2014. Hend, a national of Tunisia, holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from HEC University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She is an expert in knowledge management and Web technologies. From 2010 to 2013 she worked 

Nicola Novaro

Nicola Novaro

Nicola Novaro obtained his Law Degree in 1996 from the University of Pavia. In 2000, he became a lawyer after enrolling at the Law Society of Imperia. During the same year, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property organized by the IP Centre in Verona. Over the past twenty years, Nicola has been representing numerous international breeding companies in filing for Trademark, Plant Variety Right, and industrial designs before national, regional, and international offices. Currently, Nicola manages a portfolio of over 3,000 Trademarks and PVRs.

In the past decade, Nicola has become an expert on PVR and other IP right enforcement in Italy. He has extensive experience in representing clients in IP right-related civil and criminal proceedings before Italian Courts. Nicola also permanently represents CIOPORA in The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights at EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office).

Ernst-Jan Louwers

Ernst-Jan Louwers

With a track record of 35 years as a Dutch lawyer, Ernst-Jan has a vast experience as a specialized IP, technology and contract lawyer and litigator. After 20 years in a large law firm, he started an IP and technology boutique firm Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten 

Philippe de Jong

Philippe de Jong

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