Dec 12 – Webinar The US Plant Variety Protection – applications, examination & more

Dec 12 – Webinar The US Plant Variety Protection – applications, examination & more

The CIOPORA Academy Webinars:

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy program on IP for plants will be extended with the distance learning offerrings in form of webinars. Each webinar will be conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars will be held 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 basic technical requirements.

The webinar on the US Plant Variety Protection for Asexually Reproduced Varieties is the second in the webinar series 2019.


Plant Variety Protection for Asexually Reproduced Varieties in the USA


Registration

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Rates:

CIOPORA member: EUR 149,00
Guest: EUR 299,00

A non-refundable registration fee of approximately 3% of the ticket price applies to all ticket orders.


What will I learn?

The United States of America recently amended its Plant Variety Protection Act to extend plant variety protection to asexually reproduced plants. It plans to start accepting applications by December 2019.

This webinar overviews the US Intellectual Property protection system for plants and systematically describes the application, examination, and certificate issuance processes of the US Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO).

It shows how to register for, and use, the PVPO electronic application system – an application management system that provides a seamless interface between customers and PVPO, from application submission and amendment, fee payment, application examination, to correspondence with PVPO staff. 

It provides clarification and guidance for submitting a complete application, and explains the PVPO process of examining Distinctness, Uniformity, and Stability.

After attendance, breeders should find it fairly easy to submit an application and know what to expect for the examination and certificate issuance processes.

When?

Two sessions of the webinar will be held to enable participation in all time zones.

The sessions are scheduled in the US Eastern Standard Time (EST) to match the speaker’s time zone.

Speaker’s time zone: EST (GMT -4)

Duration of each session: ca. 1,5 h

Session 1: 12:00 pm (noon) EST, December, 12/2019.
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Session 2: 19:00 pm EST, December 12/2019.
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Meet the Speaker:


Jeff Haynes

Jeff Haynes

Acting Commissioner, US Plant Variety Protection Office
Jeff Haynes is the Acting Commissioner of the US Plant Variety Protection Office and has been with the office for eight years. He has been instrumental in streamlining the examination procedures of the office and launching the electronic Plant Variety Protection System. Jeff has worked for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for more than 25 years.  Prior to joining the USDA, Jeff worked as a chemist with an environmental engineering firm.

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