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EU - Webinar & CPVO coop: New ways to create plants and the challenges of their IP protection

The aim of this Webinar is to understand what new breeding techniques are and to give some examples of their possible applications as well as the benefits that they can bring to agriculture, human health and the environment.

In this Webinar, you will learn about the latest genome editing techniques and their potentialities for plant breeding; the Biosafety Directive and what the European Court of Justice established on mutagenesis; the patentability of essentially biological processes and the products thereof; the relationship between essentially derived varieties and NGTs; the concerns on the effectiveness of the breeder’s exemption; and, finally yet importantly, the outcome of the report recently issued by the EU Commission on the state of art of NGTs, requested by the Council to shape a proper policy for the years to come.

  • Plant variety right | Plant breeding | Intellectual property
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Description

Agricultural food
Agricultural Food by Daria Shevtsova

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (CEST – Central European Summer Time UTC +1) - the webinar session will open 15 minutes before the official start

Host: European IP Heldpesk & CPVO

Speaker: Orsola Lamberti – Legal Advisor at CPVO and Cécile Collonnier - Expert Biomolecular Techniques at CPVO

Level of Expertise: Basic

Content

The frenetic changes of the market and the environment constantly urge plant breeding to provide growers and the rest of society with suitable solutions to an increasing number of issues, especially within the Agri-food Sector. For that purpose, science is offering its support to the breeding sector through new genomic techniques (NGTs), one of which, called CRISPR Cas/9, was even awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2020. The application of such a new toolbox can result into the production of plants featuring innovative and useful traits in a significantly short time. Nevertheless, the process for their development represents a considerable investment in terms of both time and economic resource. This is why the effort of innovators shall be encouraged by means of an adequate IP protection.

The aim of this Webinar is to understand what new breeding techniques are and to give some examples of their possible applications as well as the benefits that they can bring to agriculture, human health and the environment. The speakers will also tackle the main practical and legal issues related to their IP protection.

In this Webinar, you will learn about the latest genome editing techniques and their potentialities for plant breeding; the Biosafety Directive and what the European Court of Justice established on mutagenesis; the patentability of essentially biological processes and the products thereof; the relationship between essentially derived varieties and NGTs; the concerns on the effectiveness of the breeder’s exemption; and, finally yet importantly, the outcome of the report recently issued by the EU Commission on the state of art of NGTs, requested by the Council to shape a proper policy for the years to come.

At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.

Duration: 60 minutes (presentation) + 15-30 minutes (Q&As)

Fee: The webinar will be offered free of charge.

Assistance: For any technical assistance or questions, please contact the training team at: training@iprhelpdesk.eu