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Picture: ©Milad Alizadeh

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AGM 2022

Cologne, Germany
April 25- 27

April 27, 2022
CIOPORA IP & Enforcement Symposium 2022

CIOPORA invites breeders and other actors of horticultural value chain to the open Intellectual Property (IP) & Enforcement Symposium on April 27 in Cologne, Germany. 


This event is open to all - members and guests.

Register for this full-day event and join experts and governmental representatives in discussing the most pressing issues in Intellectual Property for plant innovations today.

CIOPORA IP & Enforcement Symposium 2022

CIOPORA AGM 2022 - April 27, Marriott Cologne, Germany

Registration Options for the Symposium:
Symposium Program

09:00 - 09:10

Opening by CIOPORA President

Steven Hutton, CIOPORA, USA

09:10 - 09:40

The Latest on the UPOV Explanatory Notes on EDV. Next Steps for Explanatory Notes on Harvested Material

Yolanda Huerta, Legal Counsel, UPOV

09:40 - 10:00

Developments in Plant Variety Rights in New Zealand

Emma Brown, General Manager, Plant Varieties, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research

10:00 - 10:30

The Developments in Plant Variety Rights in China (online)

Dr. Cui Yehan, Chief Agronomist, Development Center of Science and Technology (DCST), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), China

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Trademarks in China (online)

Cai Ye, Wan Hui Da Intellectual Property, China

11:30 - 12:00

Medical (and Recreational) Cannabis - Challenges to IP Protection and Commercialization

Eliecer López, Business Development Manager, Phytoplant, Spain

12:00 - 12:30

The PVP situation in emerging markets in Asia

Manabu Suzuki, Technical, Regional Officer Asia, UPOV

12:30 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 -14:30

Hippeastrum Infringement Case: Solid Preparation is Key to a Satisfactory Outcome

Tjeerd Overdijk, Vondst Advocaten / Mr. Maarten Leune, RAI, The Netherlands

14:30 - 15:00

Enforcement of Plant IP Rights in Italy – Recent Court Decisions with Focus on Table Grapes

Gabriel Cuonzo and Vincenzo Acquafredda, Trevisan & Cuonzo, Italy

15:00 - 15:30

Networking Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00

Three Years of the US Plant Variety Right Protection for Vegetatively Propagated Crops - Successes and Challenges

Dr. Guo Ruihong, Branch Chief, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA

16:00 - 16:30

Good Teamwork – ISF views on IP and Future Cooperation with CIOPORA

Michael Keller, Secretary General of ISF (International Seed Federation), Switzerland

16:30 - 17:00

New Breeding Techniques in the EU - Ways out of the Dead-end Street (online)

Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Dederer, Chair of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law, European and International Economic Law, University of Passau, Germany

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