4-5/11/2019 – 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-Westerhuis Counsel, HouthoffFleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis is a Counsel at Houtfoff (The Netherlands) and specializes in technology-related Intellectual Property matters, with focus on Patents and Plant Variety Rights. In her daily practice, Fleur represents a wide variety of domestic and international companies that are active in technology-intensive business sectors, such as agrifood and biotech. Fleur is an experienced patent litigator and is one of a handful of lawyers in the Netherlands with extensive experience in litigation relating to national and Community Plant Variety Rights. Over the past seventeen years, Fleur has litigated in various cases before the Dutch courts, the Dutch Board of Plant Varieties and the CPVO. Furthermore, Fleur has broad experience in advising on commercial contracts, including R&D agreements, license and technology transfer agreements.
Partner, Vondst Advocaten, the Netherlands
Tjeerd Overdijk studied Law at Leiden University and has been a lawyer since 1984. With over 25 years of experience, he is an all-rounder in the field of Intellectual Property with a special interest in Plant Variety Rights. He was involved in the world’s first court case 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 is a member of various professional associations, including CIOPORA, the Netherlands Copyright Association, the AIPPI, INTA, MARQUES and the European Communities Trademarks Association (ECTA).
Philippe de Jong
Philippe de Jong
Partner at Altius, Belgium
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 include medical law, media law and fair trade practices in a variety of sectors.
Philippe regularly lectures at conferences and seminars and publishes articles in various leading legal journals relating to his area of expertise.
He has worked as a consultant for the EU Plant Variety Office and is also an active member of various lawyer and sector organisations, including: the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), Euroseeds, the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Horticultural Plants (CIOPORA).
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.
Attorney, Green Rights, Germany
Thomas Leidreiter 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.