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Event ALTIUS Annual agri-food law seminar

The 8th edition of Altius Agri-food Law seminar is organised by agri-food IP and regulatory specialist Philippe de Jong. In addition to presentations from in-house ALTIUS lawyers, this year’s seminar again features several topics brought to you by distinguished guest speakers, including an outline of the Belgian federal government’s draft access and benefit-sharing bill, a look at plant breeding innovation from the perspective of essentially derived varieties, and an industry testimony on agricultural data sharing.

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Period 15/06/2018
Event location Les Ateliers Tour & Taxis Building Havenlaan 86C BE-1000 Brussels Belgium
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This year's seminar topics include:

  • Agri-food related legal developments - selected topics (case law; farm saved seed; provisional protection of PVR; Brexit; compulsory licensing; transparency; NBTs before the CJEU; opting-in GMO's; and more...) by Philippe de Jong (ALTIUS)
  • Access and benefit-sharing in Belgium - the ABS proposal of the Belgian federal government by Salima Kempenaer, Multilateral & Strategic Affairs Officer, DG Environment, Belgian Federal Government
  • The new novel food regulation by Kirian Claeyé (ALTIUS)
  • New breeding techniques and EDV by Edgar Krieger, Secretary General of CIOPORA and Jan De Riek, Head of Molecular Genetics and Plant Breeding, ILVO
  • Data sharing in the agricultural sector - a joint initiative by Szonja Csörgõ, Director IP & Legal Affairs, ESA
  • Trends in licensing (recent examples drawn from practice on how to license and how not to license plant variety rights) by Philippe de Jong (ALTIUS)


Friday 15th of June 2018

12.30 pm - 05.00 pm

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