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 

Dr. Hend Madhour

Dr. Hend Madhour

Hend is a knowledge management and web technology expert. She has been working at UPOV since 2014 and is currently coordinating the development of UPOV’s IT projects. Hend is the IT key person for UPOV PRISMA PBR application tool. Before starting her position at UPOV, 

Nicola Novaro

Nicola Novaro

Nicola specializes in the management of Trademarks, Plant Breeder’s Rights, as well as IP rights registration and enforcement. He has been a frequent speaker at IP-themed events, such CPVO Enforcement Seminars, and at the green sector trade fairs, most recently at CONFAGRICOLTURA 2016 and FRUITLOGISTICA 2016. Having represented multiple clients in PBR enforcement cases, he is the expert on PBR enforcement options in Italy, including customs actions.

Ernst-Jan Louwers

Ernst-Jan Louwers

With a track record of 30 years as a lawyer, Ernst-Jan has vast experience as a specialized IP, technology and contract lawyer and litigator. His practice covers all legal aspects related to plant breeding, distribution, and commercialization, including drafting of a broad range of licensing 

Philippe de Jong

Philippe de Jong

Philippe 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. Philippe regularly lectures at conferences and seminars and publishes articles in