Category: Stellenbosch Workshop on IP for plants 2019

Judge Luo Xia

Judge Luo Xia

Judge Luo has successively served as the Assistant Judge and the Judge of the IP and Administrative Divisions of SPC since November 2007. She has been concentrating on the trials in respect of Patent, PVR, technology contract, and unfair competition. She is one of the 

Elliot Papageorgiou

Elliot Papageorgiou

Elliot has practised Intellectual Property (IP) law across the globe since 1995 – first in Australia, then in Europe and, since 2005, in China. From Clyde & Co’s China offices, Elliot now advises international clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with a focus on 

Bastiaan Koster

Bastiaan Koster

Bastiaan Koster is a registered South African Patent Attorney and Trademark practitioner. With educational background in electronic engineering, he began his career in Intellectual Property (IP) in 1988. Currently, he is the Managing Partner at Von Seidels, aCape Town based IP law firm.

Over the years, Bastiaan has developed an interest in advising clients on IP matters with specific emphasis on commercialisation and competitiveness. He also has extensive expertise in the area of Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR), including commercialisation and PBR licensing. For many years, Bastiaan served on the Council of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) and held its Presidency in 2007.

Apart from his qualifications in South African law, Bastiaan is also involved in IP in the international context. He is a past president of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and has previously chaired the FICPI sub-committee dealing with Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources, and Folklore

Thomas Leidereiter, LL.M.

Thomas Leidereiter, LL.M.

Thomas Leidereiter is an attorney and the owner of Green Rights in Hamburg, Germany. With nearly two decades’ experience as a specialized IP lawyer, including 14 years at a major German law firm and five years at his own, he has extensive expertise covering Plant 

Alanna Rennie

Alanna Rennie

Alanna Rennie is an Associate at law firm Baker McKenzie in Sydney, where she practices Mergers and Acquisitions and plant Intellectual Property. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with honors from Bond University, Gold Coast, and a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University,