On 26 May, the CPVO in partnership with the European IP helpdesk, will organise a webinar focusing on Intellectural Property rights in the Agri-food sector. This webinar will provide a non-exhaustive list of examples of IP rights used in the Agri-food sector, such as Geographical Indications, Trademarks, Patents and Plant Variety Denominations. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

The European Agri-food sector is a strategic sector that ensures the world’s highest standard of food security, safety and quality, while adapting to the changing needs of European citizens and the current global challenges.

In the European Union, in 2020, the Agri-food industry was the main branch of manufacturing, with 289 000 companies employing 4 240 000 people and with a turnover of approximately EUR 1 100 000 million, representing 14% of consumption. Nearly half of this turnover and more than 62% of jobs were generated in SMEs, which mostly have fewer than 50 jobs.

In this webinar, you will learn about GI’s, Trademarks, Patents and Plant Varieties Denominations: what they are, why they are useful for the Agri-food sector, how they differentiate us from our competitors and why they add value to our products and services, among others; strategic topics for the development of a robust and competitive agro-industrial sector.

  • 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
  • Duration: 60 minutes (presentation) + 15 minutes (Q&As).
  • Speaker: Orsola Lamberti – Legal Advisor at the CPVO.
  • Fee: The webinar will be offered free of charge.

More info and registration at: https://intellectual-property-helpdesk.ec.europa.eu/news-events/events/e... . Please note that we received feedback from users that certain web browsers (e.g. Microsoft Edge) may prevent you from accessing the registration platform. If this problem occurs to you, we recommend you use another web browser (e.g. Google Chrome or Mozilla).