The Community plant variety system: Challenges and Opportunities

Round table organized in the context of the CEIPI series of lectures

The CEIPI and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) organized a round table on October 1st 2014, on the topic “The Community plant variety system: Challenges and Opportunities".

On this occasion, the CEIPI and the CPVO signed a framework agreement in order to raise public awareness and knowledge about community plant variety rights, area of intellectual property sometimes neglected in the academic classical programs.

CEIPI is pleased to propose the presentations of the participants to this event

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Topic 1: The Community Plant Variety Protection System: An Overview of the Past and Future Perspectives

Topic 2: The European Case Law on Community Plant Variety Protection (Board of Appeal of the CPVO, Board of Appeal of the EPO, General Court, Court of Justice of the EU...)

Topic 3: Community Plant Variety Protection and European Patent Law: The Overlaps

Topic 4: Plant Variety Protection, Ethical Questions, and Food Security


From left to right: Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI and Martin Ekvad, President of CPVO
From left to right: Théo Hassler, Professor at CEIPI, Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, Martin Ekvad, President of CPVO, Paul van der Kooij, Senior Lecturer at the University of Leiden, Chairman of the Board of Appeal of the CPVO and Geertrui van Overwalle, Professor of IP Law at the K.U.Leuven
From left to right: Alain Beretz, President of the University of Strasbourg, Martin Ekvad, President of CPVO and Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI, sign the Cooperation Agreement
From left to right: Alain Beretz, President of the University of Strasbourg, Martin Ekvad, President of CPVO, Paul van der Kooij, Senior Lecturer at the University of Leiden, Chairman of the Board of Appeal of the CPVO, Geertrui van Overwalle, Professor of IP Law at the K.U.Leuven, Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI and Théo Hassler, Professor at CEIPI