Tag: Intellectual Property

Stay tuned for the CIOPORA Breeding Academy!

Stay tuned for the CIOPORA Breeding Academy!

The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is coming back in November 2021 After the successful completion of the CIOPORA Academy Webinar Series in September, we are currently gearing up for the next webinar program.   On November 11 & 18, we shall once again welcome our attendees 

30/9/21 – Webinar 4. Landmark Case Law of the EPO in Plant Related Inventions

30/9/21 – Webinar 4. Landmark Case Law of the EPO in Plant Related Inventions

The ciopora academy 3/2021: Landmark case law of the EPO in plant related inventions Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Sept 30, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 am 

23/9/21 – Webinar 3. Online Infringement of PBR and Other IP Rights

23/9/21 – Webinar 3. Online Infringement of PBR and Other IP Rights

The ciopora academy 3/2021:

Online Infringement of PBR and other IP rights

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand

8 am London
9 am CEST/Europe (Speaker)
3 pm Beijing, CN
5 pm Sydney, AUS
7 pm Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES.

Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa and the Americas

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
6 pm CEST/Europe (Speaker)

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES.

What will i learn?

Philippe de Jong

Philippe de Jong

Partner at Altius, Belgium

Philippe 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).

Peter Blomme

Peter Blomme

Associate at Altius, Belgium

Peter Blomme specialises in Intellectual Property rights such as Trademarks, copyrights, and software protection. He has obtained extensive experience litigating for clients covering many sectors.

Peter obtained a Master in Law degree at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2012, and completed an LL.M. at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 2013, specialising in Intellectual Property Law.

Peter has been nominated as a Notable Practitioner 2020 and Rising Star 2019 by ipstars.com, and is a member of the Belgian Copyright Law Association (BVA), the Benelux Trade Mark and Design Association (BMM), and MARQUES.

Webinar Syllabus:

The internet’s virtual environment has become an essential part of any commercial business, especially in times when physical contact is still subject to limitations. In many instances, the behavior of businesses and consumers has shifted to prefer the online environment to the offline environment, from remote office work to leisure, and even (grocery) shopping. Intellectual Property protection has also been affected by this shift facing a dramatic surge in online IP right infringements, also in the context of Plant Variety and Patent rights.

In this webinar, Philippe de Jong and Peter Blomme will share valuable insights regarding the IP issues arising in this online context, including:

  • What is an online IP infringement, and is it different from an offline infringement?
  • Who can be sued for online infringements (with attention to intermediaries such as online platforms, shops, and marketplaces)?
  • Where and how can you react if you are the victim of an online infringement?

Registration

Option 1: WEBINAR TICKET
Our flexible single-webinar registration option:

EUR 99.00/199.00 (member/
guest)

Option 2: WEBINAR SAVINGS PACKAGE
Save 15% and join all four webinars in the series 3/2021:
EUR 329.00/659.00 (member/guest).
The offer expires on Sept 9.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

We are maintaining the reduced CIOPORA Academy webinar rates as a part of our commitment to providing continued education opportunities to horticulturalists in 2021! 

Webinar user manual

For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.

Download The Webinar manual

Please download and read this document carefully prior to participation in the webinar.

Our webinar platform Livestorm does not require any prior installation. Instead, it enables you to join the webinar via browser. Use one of the following for the best webinar experience:

 

About the WEbinar program

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live 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 technical requirements.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
 
Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager
16/9/21 – Webinar 2. Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Exceptions to Patentability, Licensing

16/9/21 – Webinar 2. Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Exceptions to Patentability, Licensing

The ciopora academy 3/2021: Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Exceptions to Patentability, Licensing Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Sept 16, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 am London 

9/9/21 – Webinar 1. Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Obtaining and Enforcing Patents

9/9/21 – Webinar 1. Patents for New Breeding Techniques: Obtaining and Enforcing Patents

The ciopora academy 3/2021: patents for new breeding techniques: Obtaining and Enforcing patents Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Sept 9, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 am London 

10/06/2021 – Criminal Prosecution of PBR Infringement Cases in Italy: Procedural Aspects and Case Law

10/06/2021 – Criminal Prosecution of PBR Infringement Cases in Italy: Procedural Aspects and Case Law

The ciopora academy 2021

Webinar Series 2, Webinar 2:

Criminal Prosecution of PBR Infringements in Italy: Procedural Aspects and case law.

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand

8 am London
9 am CEST/Europe (Speaker)
3 pm Beijing, CN
5 pm Sydney, AUS
7 pm Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for Session 1.

Recommended for participants from Europe and the Americas.

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
6 pm CEST/Europe (speaker)

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for Session 2.

What will I learn?

This webinar will provide the audience with a general overview of Italy’s criminal provisions and procedures concerning PBR infringement and enforcement. More specifically, the webinar will focus on the speakers’ experiences with the criminal trial of PBR infringement cases before the Italian Tribunal, including gathering of evidence (e.g., genetic and phenotypic examinations delegated by the Public Prosecutor pursuant Article 360 of the Criminal Procedural Code), the police investigation procedures, the procedural roles in the trial (Public Prosecutor, Judge, plaintiff, and defendant), and the roles the Fiscal Authority (GDF), Carabinieri and ICQRF (the Fraud Service in the Agricultural Sector) may play in such cases. Finally, several recent criminal cases in the area of PBR infringement will be analyzed by the speakers.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Nicola Novaro

Nicola Novaro

Attorney & owner at Law Firm Novaro, Italy

Nicola Novaro obtained his Law Degree in 1996 from the University of Pavia. In 2000, he became a lawyer after enrolling at the Law Society of Imperia. During the same year, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property organized by the IP Centre in Verona. Over the past twenty years, Nicola has been representing numerous international breeding companies in filing for Trademark, Plant Variety Right, and industrial designs before national, regional, and international offices. Currently, Nicola manages a portfolio of over 3,000 Trademarks and PVRs.

In the past decade, Nicola has become an expert on PVR and other IP right enforcement in Italy. He has extensive experience in representing clients in IP right-related civil and criminal proceedings before Italian Courts. Nicola also permanently represents CIOPORA in The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights at EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office).

Rossella Pola

Rossella Pola

Criminal Lawyer, Italy

Rossella Pola obtained her Law Degree at the Università degli Studi di Torino in 2000. In 2003, she was admitted to the Lawyer Register of the City of Turin, followed by her admission to the Counsels for Defense in the Italian Supreme Court in 2017. In relation to Intellectual Property right enforcement, Rossella has recently represented several seed breeding companies (Clause S.p.A and Rijk Zwaan) in a civil action against illegal propagators of their plant varieties.

Registration

The CIOPORA Academy maintains the reduced webinar rates in 2021!

We at the CIOPORA Academy are committed to providing continued education opportunities to the green sector. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe are facing currently, we have reduced our webinar rates from EUR 149,00 to EUR 99,00 (Member) and EUR 299,00 to EUR 199,00 (Guest). Additional 15% savings are provided in the Webinar Package. 

Join this webinar by opting for our flexible single webinar registration at the following CIOPORA Member/Guest rates:

  • CIOPORA Member: EUR 99,00
  • Guest: EUR 199,00

Click on the “Webinar ticket” button below to register quickly and securely online.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

Save 15% and join all three webinars in the CIOPORA Academy Webinar Series 2/2021, including:

  • June 3 – Webinar 1. Plant IP Rights in the USA: Maximizing Returns on IP Investment. Learn more.
  • June 10 – Webinar 2. Criminal Prosecution of PBR Infringement Cases in Italy: Procedural Aspects and Case Law
  • June 17 – Webinar 3. Gene Editing: Regulatory Environment across Jurisdictions. Learn more.

Webinar savings package:

  • CIOPORA Member: 249,00 EUR
  • Guest: 499,00 EUR

Click on the “Webinar package” button below to register quickly and securely online.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

Webinar user manual

For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.

Download The Webinar manual

Please download and read this document carefully prior to participation in the webinar.

Our webinar platform Livestorm does not require any prior installation. Instead, it enables you to join the webinar via browser. Use one of the following for the best webinar experience:

 

About the WEbinar program

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live 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 technical requirements.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
 
Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager
03/06/2021 – Plant IP Rights in the USA: Maximizing Returns on IP Investment

03/06/2021 – Plant IP Rights in the USA: Maximizing Returns on IP Investment

The ciopora academy 2021 Webinar Series 2, Webinar 1: Plant IP rights in the USA: Maximizing returns on ip investment. Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: June 3, 2021 – 4 pm CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, 

01/04/2021 – R&D Agreements and Classic Disputes Resulting therefrom

01/04/2021 – R&D Agreements and Classic Disputes Resulting therefrom

The ciopora academy 2021 Webinar Series 1, Webinar 3: R&D Agreements and Classic Disputes Resulting therefrom. Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: April 1, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 

25/03/2021 –  Incentivizing Innovation: Employee Remuneration, Reward Schemes and IP Ownership across Jurisdictions

25/03/2021 – Incentivizing Innovation: Employee Remuneration, Reward Schemes and IP Ownership across Jurisdictions

The ciopora academy 2021

Webinar Series 1, Webinar 2

Incentivizing Innovation: Employee Remuneration, Reward Schemes and
IP Ownership across Jurisdictions

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand

8 am London
9 am CET/Europe (Speakers)
4 pm Beijing, CN
7 pm Sydney, AUS
9 pm Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for Session 1.

Recommended for participants from Europe and the Americas.

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
5 pm London, UK
6 pm CET/Europe
March 26:
6 am Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for Session 2.

What will I learn?

Companies grow their global presences, and an increasing number of employees not only work cross-jurisdiction but also remotely from their homes. Questions of ownership and remuneration of employees’ inventions become more complex – and we see significant differences across the globe. While in Switzerland employee inventors rarely are entitled to compensation in addition to agreed salaries, in Germany an additional remuneration is the standard. The amount of which is still often disputed; we regularly read about employees awarded significant payments by courts, as their invention turns out to be particularly successful. In addition, survey show that invention reward policies enhance innovation.

While focusing in particular on Switzerland, Germany, Italy, China, Hong Kong and the US, we will guide you through the global “jungle” of remuneration schemes and invention reward options, provide insights into how employee inventor compensation is calculated and outline the pitfalls you should be aware of.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Eva-Maria Strobel

Eva-Maria Strobel

Principal at Baker McKenzie, Switzerland

Eva-Maria Strobel leads Baker McKenzie’s Swiss Intellectual Property practice group. She is admitted to the bars in Switzerland and Germany and specializes in consumer goods, foods/agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Eva-Maria focuses on the development and implementation of Intellectual Property strategies to protect and commercialize her client’s intangible assets. She supports her clients with legal strategies to procure and protect Intellectual Property rights such as Plant Variety Rights, Trademarks, designs, and copyrights, as well as trade secrets, and advises on the implementation of business decisions, licensing, contracting and litigation to maximize economic returns on such intangible assets. Eva-Maria’s specialization entails drafting and negotiating all kinds of agreements pertaining to Intellectual Property, including license agreements, joint-venture agreements, research and development agreements, non-disclosure agreements as well as prior rights agreements.

Carolina Cordero di Vonzo

Carolina Cordero di Vonzo

Senior Manager, Baker McKenzie, Italy

Carolina Cordero di Vonzo is a Senior Manager in the IP Advisory team of Baker McKenzie’s Italy offices. She runs the Plant Variety Protection unit for Baker McKenzie Italy. She earned a double Bachelor degree in law from the University of Turin (Italy) and the University Paris V (France), a Masters’ Degree in law from the University of Turin (Italy) and a Master of Laws in IT and IP Law from the University of Hong Kong. She has a broad experience in all aspects of Intellectual Property and unfair competition law with a specific focus on Plant Variety Rights. Carolina guides companies in the agribusiness sector on plant variety registration, commercialisation and enforcement strategies in Italy and the EU. She drafts and negotiates agreements relevant for the industry such as growers, nursery and propagation, research and development, trial, licensing agreements. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Carolina served as in-house counsel to a manufacturing group headquartered in Hong Kong, heading the IP team responsible for APAC, EMEA and LATAM.

Registration

The CIOPORA Acadamy maintains the reduced webinar rates in 2021!

We at the CIOPORA Academy are committed to providing continued education opportunities to the green sector. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe are facing currently, we have reduced our webinar rates from EUR 149,00 to EUR 99,00 (Member) and EUR 299,00 to EUR 199,00 (Guest). Additional 15% savings are provided in the Webinar Package. 

Join the Webinar 2 in the CIOPORA Academy Webinar Series 1/2021 by opting for our flexible single webinar registration at the following CIOPORA Member/Guest rates:

  • CIOPORA Member: EUR 99,00
  • Guest: EUR 199,00

Click on the “Webinar ticket” button below to register quickly and securely online.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

Save 15% and join all three webinars in the CIOPORA Academy Webinar Series 1/2021, including:

  • March 18 – How to prevent exhaustion of PVRs on plants and harvested material? Learn more
  • March 25 – Webinar 2: Incentivizing Innovation: Employee Remuneration, Reward Schemes and Ownership across Jurisdictions.
  • April 1 – Webinar 3: R&D agreements and classic disputes resulting therefrom. Learn more.

Webinar savings package:

  • CIOPORA Member: 249,00 EUR
  • Guest: 499,00 EUR

Click on the “Webinar package” button below to register quickly and securely online.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

Webinar user manual

For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.

Download The Webinar manual

Please download and read this document carefully prior to participation in the webinar.

Our webinar platform Livestorm does not require any prior installation. Instead, it enables you to join the webinar via browser. Use one of the following for the best webinar experience:

 

About the WEbinar program

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live 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 technical requirements.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
 
Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager
18/03/2021 – How to Prevent Exhaustion of PVRs on Plants and Harvested Material?

18/03/2021 – How to Prevent Exhaustion of PVRs on Plants and Harvested Material?

The ciopora academy 2021 Webinar Series 1, Webinar 1: How to prevent exhaustion of PVRs on plants and harvested material?   Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: March 18, 2021 – 5 pm CET Recommended for participants from the US,