Oct 20-21, Madrid Workshop on IP for Plants
The 3d edition of the Madrid Workshop on IP for Plants will take place one day prior to the Fruit Attraction Madrid on October 21, 2019. The networking dinner is scheduled on October 20.
Networking Dinner – October 20, 2019
Workshop – October 21, 2019
By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions
Registration deadline: October 11, 2019
Book your accommodation:
Until September 20, you can book your accommodation at the Hotel Novotel Madrid Campo de las Naciones from the CIOPORA Academy block of ten rooms. Use the booking form and send to the hotel by the deadline . Please note that the room rate on October 21 increases due to the Fruit Attraction.
Hotel Novotel Madrid Campo de las Naciones
Campo de las Naciones
Calle Amsterdam, 3
October 20 – Networking Dinner:
In the evening before the workshop on Oct 20, you are invited to join a networking dinner at the restaurant La Canica Madrid, situated just a walking distance from the workshop venue. During the meal, you will have an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues, chat with the lecturers and make new business contacts in a relaxed atmosphere. The dinner option can be booked separately.
Meet our group at 19:15 in the Novotel lobby to walk together to the restaurant or join us directly at the venue at 19:30.
October 21 – Workshop program:
Module 1: Plant Breeder’s Rights and their enforcement in Poland by Joanna Pabiniak, Law Firm Joanna Pabiniak, Poland.
Module 2: Advanced-level license contracts by Tjeerd Overdijk, Partner at Vondst, The Netherlands
Module 3: Protection of plant varieties in Egypt by Hadeer Al-Sayed, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), Egypt
Module 4: Trade Secrets and Plant Breeders’ Rights by Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis, Houthoff, The Netherlands
Module 5: Protection of harvested material by Tjeerd Overdijk, Partner at Vondst, The Netherlands
Meet the speakers
Joanna PabiniakAttorney & Owner at Kancelaria Joanna Pabiniak, Poland
Tjeerd OverdijkPartner, Vondst Advocaten, the Netherlands
Hadeer Al-SayedSenior IP Lawyer at Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), Egypt
Fleur Tuinzing-WesterhuisCounsel, Houthoff, the Netherlands
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).
Hadeer is a Senior IP Lawyer specializing in Patents and Plant Variety Rights at Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) Egypt Office. Being a part of TAG.Global, one of the largest global groups of law firms, AGIP operates primarily in the Arab region, the area that is currently undergoing radical regulatory transformations. AGIP works with and advises Arab governments and multilateral organizations in the area of IP protection and has assisted some of these governments in the drafting of IP laws. Hadeer holds a Master of Laws Degree from Cairo University along with her qualifications in public and private law. She is a certified Arab IP practitioner and has graduated from several advanced training courses on IP offered by WIPO, including the advanced courses on copyright, patent drafting and patent information search. Hadeer is currently a PhD candidate.
Fleur Tuinzing-Westerhuis specialises in technology-related Intellectual Property matters, with a 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 only a handful of lawyers in the Netherlands with extensive experience in litigation relating to national and Community Plant Variety Rights. Furthermore, Fleur assists clients in implementing customs seizure actions based on the EU Anti-Piracy Regulation. Over the past ten years, Fleur has litigated in various cases before the Dutch courts, the Dutch Board of Plant Varieties and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market.