Given the exceptional circumstances and the heavy disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis across the EU, the President of the CPVO has taken the decision to extend deadlines that fall in the period 17 March – 3 May included, until 4 May 2020 for parties to proceedings before the CPVO and the Board of Appeal.

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In this webinar co-organised by the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and the European IP Helpdesk (EUIPHD) on 13 December 2019, Ms Orsola Lamberti (CPVO) and Mr Michele Dubbini (EUIPHD) explain the differences between Geographical Indications, Trademarks & Plant Variety Denominations.

The webinar lists a series of concrete examples and offers an opportunity to answer the following questions:

  • What are the differences between Geographical Indication, Trademarks and Plant Variety Denominations?
  • What are the peculiarities and characteristics of the registration of each right?
  • When and why to choose one type of protection over one other?

To watch this webinar you will be redirected to YouTube: play webinar. You can also watch it on the dedicated page of the European IP Heldesk website.