Tag: Plant Breeders’ Rights

COMING SOON: CIOPORA Academy In-Person Workshop – November 8th, 2022 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

COMING SOON: CIOPORA Academy In-Person Workshop – November 8th, 2022 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Save the Date for our Next CIOPORA Academy ! We’re excited to announce thate the next CIOPORA Academy is returning on November 8th, 2022 with an in-person workshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Don’t miss the workshop invite – subscribe to our updates and stay tuned! 

CIOPORA Academy In-Person Workshop – April 25 in Cologne

CIOPORA Academy In-Person Workshop – April 25 in Cologne

Next CIOPORA Academy – In-Person workshop in Cologne, April 25 ! After almost two-year continuous growth as an online education program on Intellectual Property for plants and breeding technologies, the CIOPORA Academy is gearing up for our first in-person workshop since 2019. Join us on 

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, Altius

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).

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
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 Session 1: June 10, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, 

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, 

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

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, 

17/09/2020 – Webinar 3: Variety Collections and Variety Descriptions. Use of Foreign DUS reports

17/09/2020 – Webinar 3: Variety Collections and Variety Descriptions. Use of Foreign DUS reports

The ciopora academy Webinar series “Technical Aspects of UPOV” Webinar 3: Variety Collections AND Variety Descriptions. Use of Foreign DUS reports Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Sept 17, 2020 – 9:00 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Asia, 

10/09/2020 – Webinar 2: PVP Applications via UPOV PRISMA. Use of MolTech in DUS Process

10/09/2020 – Webinar 2: PVP Applications via UPOV PRISMA. Use of MolTech in DUS Process

The ciopora academy Webinar series “Technical Aspects of UPOV”

Webinar 2: PVP Applications via UPOV PRISMA. Use of Molecular Techniques in DUS Process

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

8:00 am London
9:00 am CEST/Europe
3:00 pm Beijing, CN
5:00 pm Sydney, AUS
7:00 pm Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for the Session 1.

Recommended for participants from the Americas.

12:00 pm US Pacific
02:00 pm USA Central
03:00 pm USA Eastern
09:00 pm CEST/Europe
September 11, 07:00 am Wellington, NZ

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for the Session 2.

What will I learn?

In the CIOPORA Academy webinar series in September 2020, three UPOV experts elaborate on the technical aspects of the UPOV regime important to plant breeders.

Webinar 2:

UPOV PRISMA: You will learn all about UPOV PRISMA, UPOV’s web based on-line tool for applicants to apply for PBR in different UPOV members. By storing basic company and variety information repeated filling out of forms and copying mistakes are avoided. As well as saving
time, a clever use of standardised terms in different languages solves translating problems. In a number of cases the tool can lead to paperless applications.

MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES: The use of molecular techniques in the DUS process is the second topic of this day. While breeders are increasingly using molecular techniques in their breeding programs, the use of such techniques in the DUS process is in its infancy. The introduction of molecular methods is done carefully in order not to undermine the effectiveness of PBR. At the same time, their potential will be presented and how this is being developed in a way that maintains a harmonized approach within UPOV. The UPOV position on the use of the different  techniques will be explained.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Benjamin Rivoire

Benjamin Rivoire

Head of Seed Sector Cooperation and Regional Development at UPOV, Business Focal Point for UPOV PRISMA

Mr Philippe Benjamin (Ben) Rivoire joined UPOV in 2012, after having started his career in the fruit production sector in Spain and Africa and in the vegetable breeding industry. Ben is now the Head of Seed Sector Cooperation and Regional Development (Africa, Arab Countries) in UPOV. On the technical side, he is in charge of the support for the UPOV Technical Working Parties for Fruit Crops and Vegetables. On the development and regional side, he is contributing to the delivery of UPOV’s program of assistance in Africa and the Middle East and in charge of the Cooperation with the Seed sector. Last but not least, from the business perspective, he is in charge of UPOV PRISMA, the PBR On-line Application Tool, driving the Tool development in line with the needs and expectations of the applicants and the breeding industry.

Manabu Suzuki

Manabu Suzuki

Technical/Regional Officer (Asia) at UPOV

Mr Manabu Suzuki joined the UPOV Office on June 1, 2020, as a Technical/Regional Officer (Asia). Mr Suzuki, a national of Japan, holds an M.S. degree in Agricultural Science. From 2000 to 2009, he worked as a Technical Officer in the Production Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) and as an Assistant Director for the Assistant Director for Coordination Division, Secretariat of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council.  Between 2009 and 2012, he worked at the Embassy of Japan in India as a Second Secretary in the Economic Section. In 2012, he returned to MAFF as Deputy Director, Plant Quarantine Office, Plant Protection Division, followed by the position of the Deputy Director of the Research Policy Planning Division. In 2017, Mr Suzuki became Deputy Director, Plant Variety Protection Office, Intellectual Property Division at MAFF, where his responsibilities included management of the Plant Variety Protection policy at international and national level.

Kees van Ettekoven

Kees van Ettekoven

Senior PVP Policy Advisor & Chair of the UPOV Technical Committee

Cornelis (Kees) van Ettekoven has been active in horticulture and Plant Variety Protection for over 45 years. Kees worked in various positions at Naktuinbouw, the Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture, consecutively serving as a Head of IT Department, the Registration and Documentation Department, and the Variety Testing Department, overseeing the Dutch DUS testing of all species for Plant Breeders’ Rights and National Listing. Today, Kees serves as a Senior PVP Policy Advisor, is a member of the Plant Breeders’ Rights chamber of the Court of Justice in the Hague, and coordinates the IPKey program for China, Latin America and South-East Asia at the CPVO. At UPOV, he is a past Chairman of the UPOV Technical Committee, the UPOV Technical Working Group Vegetables, and the UPOV Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques and DNA-Profiling in Particular (BMT).

Leontino Rezende Taveira

Leontino Rezende Taveira

Head of Technical Affairs and Regional Development at UPOV, Switzerland

Leontino Taveira is Head of Technical Affairs and Regional Development at UPOV. He works with policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean promoting accession to UPOV and assisting the implementation of the UPOV system. With a background in agriculture and plant breeding, he is in charge of organizing the technical work of UPOV, including the development of Test Guidelines and guidance for examination of distinctness, uniformity and stability. Leontino started his career in the private sector as agronomist and nursery manager for ornamental plant production. For the past 18 years, he has worked with Plant Variety Protection in the public sector, both at the national and international levels.

Registration

REDUCED WEBINAR RATES: We at the CIOPORA Academy are committed to providing continued education opportunities to the green sector in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe are facing currently, we are lowering 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 including three webinars in September 2020. 

Join the Webinar 2 of the September webinar series 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.

Save 15% and join all three webinars in the September series, including:

  • Sept 3 – Webinar 1: Variety Names and DUS Testing under UPOV. Plant Characteristics in DUS Examinations
  • Sept 10 – Webinar 2: PVP Applications via UPOV PRISMA. Use of Molecular Techniques in DUS Process
  • Sept 17 –Webinar 3: Variety Collections and Variety Descriptions. Use of Foreign DUS reports.

Webinar savings package rates:

  • 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

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 enbales you to join the webinar via your browser. For the best webinar experience, we recommend using one of the following browsers:

 

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

The ciopora Academy testimonialS

“The CIOPORA workshop held in August 2019 in St. Charles/Chicago was a great opportunity to meet with companies active in asexually propagated plants and discuss common challenges in the protection of our crops. The topics were timely and relevant. The session on UPOV, Breeder’s Exemption, and U.S. Plant Patent Law was particularly interesting, as it provided real-life examples of the cross-border legal scenarios. Thanks to the CIOPORA team for always putting together a thoughtful and well-run program"
Amy Martin, Driscoll's
Amy Martin
Director Legal Affairs at Driscoll’s, Inc.
"CIOPORA Academy workshop was a great opportunity to learn varying perspectives on plant IP. All topics presented had value as they pertain to my daily work; however, I was particularly interested in the topics on Utility Patents and Plant Variety Protection (PVP) for asexually reproduced plants. Both speakers provided in-depth analysis of the different scope of protections under these two systems. The comfortable atmosphere of the workshops at the Hotel Baker was a wonderful location to network with like-minded colleagues."
Jim R. Holm
Licensing Associate at Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
03/09/2020 – Webinar 1: DUS Testing under UPOV. Plant Characteristics in DUS Examinations

03/09/2020 – Webinar 1: DUS Testing under UPOV. Plant Characteristics in DUS Examinations

The ciopora academy Webinar series “Technical Aspects of UPOV” Webinar 1: DUS Testing under UPOV. Plant Characteristics in DUS Examinations Date & Sessions Average session duration: ca. 75 min Session 1: Sept 3, 2020 – 9:00 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Asia, Australia,