The lawfirm Louwers IP|Technology Advocaten with offices in Eindhoven and The Hague, the Netherlands, has been admitted as member to the international association CIOPORA.
CIOPORA is the international association of breeders of vegetitavely reproduced ornamental and fruit plant varieties. Top priority of CIOPORA is the constant development and enhancement of systems of intellectual property protection for plant innovation, which include plant breeders’ rights, patents, plant patents and trademarks.
“Our firm has profound knowledge and broad experience in the branch of plant breeding, IP, contracting and disputes about IP or contracts. We expect to add value to CIOPORA by sharing our knowledge and best practices.
We also intend to actively participate in debates about the international development of intellectual property in connection to plant breeding and innovation in this area.”
The issue of intellectual property rights on plant materials, such as patentability of plants, DNA, isolated genes or genetically modified organisms, is a heavily debated issue in society and politics.
publicatiedatum: Sunday, February 14, 2016