Tag: Plant Breeders’ Rights

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 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

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

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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 18, 07:00 am Wellington, NZ

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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 3:

VARIETY COLLECTIONS: The final session of the webinar series will deal with all ins and outs of the Variety Collections (reference collections). The speakers will elaborate on why a variety collection of existing and known varieties is essential for evaluating new candidate varieties.

VARIETY DESCRIPTIONS: A look at variety descriptions; what is the continuing value of a variety description for PBR?

USE OF FOREIGN DUS REPORTS: Learn how existing varieties are considered when testing a new variety and ways UPOV members collaborate to organize DUS examination, takeover existing DUS test reports and the benefits and challenges of cooperation. How is the effect
of the environment on characteristics considered when using existing DUS test reports and variety descriptions and why is it essential to have access to material of other varieties in the growing trial? Hear about cooperation between authorities and breeders in DUS examination and the potential role in the take-over process which DNA techniques may play.

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 3 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

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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

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Webinar user manual

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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.
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 Session 1: Sept 3, 2020 – 9:00 am CEST Recommended for participants from Europe, Asia, Australia, 

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

9 AM EDT (New York)
10 AM ART (Buenos Aires) – Speaker’s time zone
2 PM BST (London)
3 PM CEST (Berlin)
4 PM IST (Tel Aviv)

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June 25:

3 PM PDT (San Francisco)
6 PM EDT (New York)

7 PM ART (Buenos Aires) – Speaker’s time zone

June 26:

8 AM AEST (Sydney)
10 AM NZST (Wellington)

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What will I learn?

The webinar will provide an overview of the Plant Breeders Right regime in Argentina, including:

– Scope of the protection
The National Seed Law Nº20.247
– Exceptions and requirements
– PVR and Patents in Argentina, the relationship between them.
– The National Institute of Seed Register
– Fruits and Ornamentals in Argentina – other regulations and news.  

Meet the speaker

María Laura Villamayor

María Laura Villamayor

Coordinator of IP and Plant Genetic Resources, National Seed Institute, Argentina

Laura is a recognized specialist in Seed Legislation, Intellectual Property protection and International Relations. Having joined the National Seed Institute (INASE) in 2000, Laura has become INASE Coordinator in 2017. In this position, she is Argentina’s delegate at UPOV, FAO and other international bodies. On the national level, she represents INASE at Commissions at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Laura holds a graduate degree in Law and a postgraduate degree in Intellectual Property Rights from the University of Buenos Aires. Following her interest in plant genetics, Laura also took a Postgraduate Course on Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources. Currently, she is adding a Master in International Strategy and Politics at the Maimonides University in Buenos Aires to her academic record. Laura is an author of several publications on PBR and plant genetics.

Registration

REDUCED WEBINAR RATES: At the CIOPORA Academy, we are committed to providing accessible education offerings to the green sector. In view of the operational and financial constraints businesses and individuals around the globe may presently face, we have lowered our webinar rates from EUR 149.00 to EUR 99.00 (Member) and EUR 299.00 to EUR 199.00 (Guest). A further 15% reduction is offered in the Webinar Package, containing three webinars in June/July 2020. 

SINGLE WEBINAR REGISTRATION: includes only the CIOPORA Academy Webinar “Plant Breeders’ Rights in Argentina“.

Opt for the single webinar registration at the following CIOPORA Member/Guest rates:

 

  • CIOPORA Member: EUR 99.00
  • Guest: EUR 199.00

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WEBINAR PACKAGE REGISTRATION: includes three CIOPORA Academy Webinars at a reduced rate. What is included?

  • June 18 – Webinar “Patents for Plant Innovations and Biological Deposit under the Budapest Treaty” – learn more
  • June 25 – Webinar “PBR in Argentina” 
  • July 2 – Webinar “Basic Considerations on how to Set up a Club System” –  learn more
  • CIOPORA Member Webinar Package: 249.00 EUR
  • Guest Webinar Package: 499.00 EUR

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Webinar user manual

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

Download The Webinar User 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 allows you to join webinars via 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
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.
14/05/2020 – Webinar “Bad Faith IP Applications in China”

14/05/2020 – Webinar “Bad Faith IP Applications in China”

  May 14, 2020 – Webinar “Bad Faith IP (PBR & Trademarks) Applications in China and Countermeasures for Breeders“ Date & Sessions Average session duration: 75 min Session 1: May 14, 2020 – 9:00 am AEST 9:00 am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST, Sydney)Check the 

07/05/2020 – Webinar “Plant Variety Rights Guide to Brexit”

07/05/2020 – Webinar “Plant Variety Rights Guide to Brexit”

  May 7, 2020 – Webinar “Plant Variety Rights Guide to Brexit” Date & Sessions Average session duration: 75 min. Session 1: May 7, 2020 – 9:00 am BST 9:00 am British Summer Time (BST)Check the FULL LIST OF TIME ZONES for this session SEssion 

30/04/2020 – 2-in-1 Webinar “EDV: Technical and Legal Aspects”

30/04/2020 – 2-in-1 Webinar “EDV: Technical and Legal Aspects”

 

April 30, 2020 – 2-in-1 Webinar “Essentially derived varieties (EDV): technical and legal aspects”

What will I learn?

Part 1: Technical Introduction to New Breeding Techniques (NBT) and Other Technologies Leading to Potential Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV) by Dr. Ellen de Keyser, ILVO Plant, Belgium

Mutagenesis, or genome doubling, is still most mentioned as EDV inducing technologies. However, nowadays new technologies are arising that can induce mutations with surgical precision, the so-called “New Breeding Techniques” (NBTs). But what makes NBT so different from commonly used mutation breeding? In Europe, NBT derived plants are to be considered GMOs, hence also the differences from the current GM technologies will be explained. Also, less known molecular breeding techniques are available to create an interesting new diversity of genotypes, without the hurdle of being GM plants. In this webinar, a brief technical explanation will be given on the most important new technologies. Some case studies will be included to demonstrate the huge value and the benefits breeding companies can get when using these techniques. It will be explained why such techniques may lead to the creation of EDVs.

Part 2: Legal Aspects of Essentially Derived Variety (EDV) Concept by Tjeerd Overdijk, Vondst Advocaten, The Netherlands

During this session, the speaker will take you through the five W’s concerning Essentially Derived Varieties (EDVs), all from a legal perspective: What is an EDV? Why do we need the PVR to extend to EDVs? When is a variety considered an EDV? Who can claim entitlement to an EDV? What else is Worth knowing in relation to EDVs? The theoretical basics will be blended with the speaker’s own experience with actual court cases concerning the concept and observations on practical application and importance of EDV rules. 

Date & Sessions

10:00 am Central European Summer Time (CEST, Gent/Amsterdam)
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6:00 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST, Gent/Amsterdam)
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MEET THE SPEAKERS

Dr. ir. Ellen De Keyser

Dr. ir. Ellen De Keyser

Senior Researcher at ILVO Plant, Belgium

Ellen graduated from Ghent University and started her career at ILVO in 2000. Over the course of her academic career, she has been involved in different projects on molecular genetics in azalea, including the development and implementation of several molecular marker techniques. She obtained her PhD (Ghent University) in 2010 on the interaction of phenotype, genotype and gene expression for flower colour and other plant quality traits in azalea. During her PhD, she became an expert in RT-qPCR optimization and analysis for gene expression studies. As such, she is responsible for the set-up of all RT-qPCR projects at ILVO-Plant. She is currently a Senior Researcher at ILVO – Plant Sciences Unit – Applied Genetics and Breeding and is involved in projects on molecular genetics and genomics in several field crops and ornamental plants. Currently, Ellen is working on implementation of the CRISPR/Cas technology in the framework of the ILVO research program. Recently, she has also become one of the contact persons for the open innovation platform of Living Lab Plant.

Tjeerd Overdijk

Tjeerd Overdijk

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).

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 2-in-1 webinar rates from EUR 199,00 to EUR 149,00 (Member) and EUR 399,00 to EUR 299,00 (Guest). Additional 20% savings are provided in the Webinar Package, containing four webinars in April/May 2020. 

SINGLE WEBINAR REGISTRATION: includes the CIOPORA Academy Webinar “EDV: Technical and Legal Aspects” only.

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

  • CIOPORA Member: EUR 149,00
  • Guest: EUR 299,00

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

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WEBINAR PACKAGE REGISTRATION: includes four CIOPORA Academy Webinars at a single reduced rate. What is included?

  • April 23 – Webinar “European Court of Justice Decision in Nadorcott Case” – learn more
  • April 30 – 2-in-1 Webinar “Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV): Technical and Legal Aspects”
  • May 7 – Webinar “Plant Variety Rights Guide to Brexit” – learn more
  • May 14 – Webinar “Bad Faith IP (PBR & Trademarks) Applications in China and Countermeasures for Breeders” – learn more

  • CIOPORA Member Webinar Package: 349,00 EUR
  • Guest Webinar Package: 699,00 EUR

Click on the “Package registration” 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 Hunholz, 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.
23/04/2020 – Webinar “ECJ Decision in Nadorcott Case”

23/04/2020 – Webinar “ECJ Decision in Nadorcott Case”

  April 23, 2020 – Webinar “European Court of Justice Decision in Nadorcott Case: Practical Consequences for Breeders in Relation to Harvested Material” Date & Sessions Session 1: April 23, 2020 – 10:00 am CEST 10:00 am Central European Summer Time (CEST, Brussels)Check the FULL