Tag: Plant Breeders’ Rights

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 Session 1: Sept 23, 2021 – 9 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand 8 am London 9 

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

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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)

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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, 

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 Session 1: March 25, 2021 – 9 am CET Recommended for participants from Europe, Middle-East, Asia, 

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

Recommended for participants from the US, Europe and Middle East:

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
4 pm London
5 pm CET/Europe

Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for Session 1.

Recommended for participants from the US, Australia and New Zealand.

2 pm US Pacific
4 pm US Central
5 pm US Eastern
9 pm London
10 pm CET/Europe
March 19:
8 am Sydney, AUS
10 am Wellington, NZ

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What will I learn?

Exhaustion of breeder’s IP rights, including Community Plant Variety Rights and U.S. Plant Patents, may seriously harm the legitimate interests of right holders and their licensees. Exhaustion may also affect the legal protection of harvested material.

This webinar will include a discussion on when exhaustion applies from both a European and U.S. rights perspective (including an examination of the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Lexmark decision), possible ways to prevent exhaustion, and the impact of exhaustion on the cascade protection of harvested material (among others – under the Nadorcott judgment from the European Court of Justice).

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Travis Bliss, Ph.D.

Travis Bliss, Ph.D.

Partner, Panitch Schwarze

Dr. Travis Bliss counsels a variety of clients ranging from individual inventors to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in nearly all aspects of Intellectual Property law. Travis prepares and prosecutes patent applications; litigates patent, Trademark, and other IP disputes in federal and state courts; represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board; counsels clients in a variety of IP issues, including due diligence, FTO, infringement, and patentability; and prepares and negotiates IP licenses. From a technology standpoint, Travis’s practice falls largely within the life sciences field and also includes a large focus on novel plant varieties in the agriculture, horticulture, and cannabis/hemp industries. Travis has been a lawyer member of CIOPORA since 2014.

Ernst-Jan Louwers

Ernst-Jan Louwers

Co-founding Partner at Louwers IP | Technology Advocaten, the Netherlands

With a track record of 35 years as a Dutch lawyer, Ernst-Jan has a vast experience as a specialized IP, technology and contract lawyer and litigator. After 20 years in a large law firm, he started an IP and technology boutique firm Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten in 2006. His practice covers IP and commercial aspects of plant breeding, distribution, and commercialization. This includes drafting of licensing contracts, advice, compliance, arbitration, and litigation. Among others, he is a lawyer member to CIOPORA and the Dutch plant breeder association Plantum, as well as several national and international associations on IP and IP litigation.

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 1 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?
  • March 25 – Webinar 2: Incentivizing Innovation: Employee Remuneration, Reward Schemes and Ownership across Jurisdictions. Learn more
  • 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
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 Session 1: Sept 10, 2020 – 9:00 am CEST Recommended for participants from 

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

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 US Central
03:00 pm US Eastern
09:00 pm CEST/Europe
September 4, 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 1:

INTRODUCTION: You will learn about UPOV and its role in the international system of Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBRs) and statistics on numbers of PBR grants. The role of the UPOV Office and how breeders and applicants can become involved in the work of UPOV will be explained.

You will receive an explanation and demonstration of PLUTO, the plant variety database, and UPOV’s website which contains important information for breeders and applicants. Who is testing what species, where can I apply and which countries have established cooperation?  

DUS EXAMINATIONS & PLANT CHARACTERISTICS:  The expert speakers will share their knowledge on plant characteristics including the types of characteristics and their usefulness for the DUS decision. Why are not all characteristics important in breeding suitable as DUS  characteristics? How are characteristics observed and how can the method of observation influence the quality of the decision? How do different countries harmonize their use of characteristics? The use of disease resistance characteristics will be explained.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Chris Barnaby

Chris Barnaby

Assistant Commissioner/PVR Manager at the PVR Office, IPONZ

Chris has been with the Plant Variety Rights Office of the IP Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) since 1991 and is currently group manager and NZ representative for several UPOV bodies. He has extensive expertise in Plant Variety Protection, DUS testing, plant taxonomy and variety denominations. At UPOV, Chris is a past chairman of the UPOV Technical Working Party for Fruit Crops, the UPOV Technical Working Party for Ornamentals and Forest Trees and the UPOV Technical Committee (2008 – 2010) and is currently the nominated chair again for UPOV Technical Working Party for Fruit Crops. Other IPONZ and UPOV activity include advisor to East Asian PVP technical programs and training initiatives. In addition to his positions at IPONZ and UPOV activity, Chris acted as Editor for the International Plant Propagators’ Society, New Zealand Region. Chris is a member of the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and the International Plant Propagators’ Society. He holds a Master Degree in Horticultural Science with Honours (1990).

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

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 1 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.
25/06/2020 – Webinar “Plant Breeders’ Rights in Argentina”

25/06/2020 – Webinar “Plant Breeders’ Rights in Argentina”

  June 25, 2020 – Webinar “Plant Breeders’ Rights in Argentina” Date & Sessions Average session duration: 75 min Session 1: June 25, 2020 – 10 AM ART (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 9 AM EDT (New York)10 AM ART (Buenos Aires) – Speaker’s time zone2 PM