Nov 4 – 5, Amsterdam Workshop on IP for Plants
Designed specifically for breeders of ornamental plants, the first edition of our Amsterdam Workshop on Intellectual Property protection for plants will take place one day prior to IFTF 2019 on November 4 – 5, 2019.
November 4 – 5, 2019
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Registration deadline: October 25
Gustav Mahlerplein 50
1082 MA Amsterdam
15:00 – 16:15 – Module 1: Trade Secrets and Plant Breeders’ Rights by Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis, Legal Counsel at Houthoff, The Netherlands
16:45 – 18:00 – Module 2: Enforcement of IP Rights and Commercial Claims in the Netherlands by Tjeerd Overdijk, Partner at Vondst, The Netherlands
19:00 – Networking Dinner
09:00 – 10:15 – Module 3: Advanced-level License Contracts by Philippe de Jong, Partner at Altius, Belgium
10:45 – 12:00 – Module 4: Plant Variety Protection and Trademarks and their Enforcement in the Russian Federation by Anna Fischer, Legal Counsel at Juralink, the Netherlands/Russia
13:15 – 14:30 – Module 5: Basics and New Developments in Trademark Law in the EU by Thomas Leidereiter, Founder & Owner at Green Rights, Germany
15:00 – 16:15 – Module 6: Protection of harvested material by Philippe de Jong, Partner at Altius, Belgium
Meet the speakers
Fleur Tuinzing-WesterhuisCounsel, Houthoff, the Netherlands
Tjeerd OverdijkPartner, Vondst Advocaten, the Netherlands
Philippe de JongPartner at Altius, Belgium
Tjeerd Overdijk studied Law at the Leiden University and has been a lawyer since 1984. He is an all-rounder in the field of Intellectual Property for more than 25 years, with a special interest in matters balancing on the edge of IP and information technology as well as Plant Variety Rights. He was involved in the first court case in the world on the concept of essentially derived varieties (EDVs) and he has gained considerable experience on this subject. He also has experience with litigation before the Board of Appeal of the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. Tjeerd regularly teaches in post-graduate programmes on his fields of expertise. He is a co-author of the loose-leaf iIntellectual Property textbook ‘Intellectueel Eigendom’ (chapter on copyright) and of a monograph on Intellectual Property & ICT (chapter on patent law). Tjeerd is a member of various professional associations, including the Netherlands Copyright Association, the AIPPI, INTA, MARQUES and the European Communities Trademarks Association (ECTA).
Philippe de Jong
Philippe specializes in Intellectual Property law, with a particular focus on Patents, Plant Variety Rights, and parallel import issues. He also has an extensive experience with regulatory matters concerning the life sciences and agri-food industries. Further areas of his practice include medical law, media law, and the fair trade practices in a variety of sectors. Philippe regularly lectures at conferences and seminars and publishes articles in prominent IP journals.
Anna Fischer, LL.MLegal Counsel at Juralink
Thomas Leidereiter, LL.M.Attorney & Owner at Green Rights
Anna Fischer, LL.M
Anna Fischer is a lawyer practicing both in Russia and Germany. She provides legal advice for companies and private clients doing business in Russia. Her practive includes Corporate, Customs and Intellectual Property Law with the main focus on Plant Breeders’ Rights and Trademarks. Anna assists clients with all IPR related issuess, including PBR & TM registrations, turn-key trials support, developing the royalty and intra-group licensing strategy, as well as negotiation of third-party license agreements, support during the M&A, transaction including due diligence and assessment of IPR portfolio, mediation and dispute resolution concerning violation of IPR rights.
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 Variety Protection, trademarks, designs, copyright and competition law. Thomas advises clients on all aspects of IP protection for plant innovations, including the licensing and enforcement of IP rights. He has been involved in a number of major court cases dealing with fundamental PVR issues in the ornamental and fruit sector. Thomas is a member of INTA, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), CIOPORA and CIOPORA Germany. He is a regular speaker on IP topics with several associations and institutions.