intellectual property

TRIPS@25 - Webinar on Patents, Biotechnology and Biodiversity

Virtual (Zoom) ľ 14h00-16h30 CET

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Live webcast


  • Mr Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, World Trade Organization

14:00 – 14:10

Opening remarks

14:10 – 14:30

What impact has the TRIPS Agreement had over the past 25 years on the development of biotechnology?

14:30 – 14:50

Role of IPRs in crop protection and development of new plant varieties to support and advance sustainable agriculture

14:50 – 15:10

Legal certainty for all: how disclosure of origin in IP applications can help to enhance transparency, build trust, facilitate access and unlock innovative uses of biological diversity

15:10 – 15:30

Gene patenting and a reflection on the ongoing review of Article 27.3(b) of the TRIPS Agreement

15:30 – 15:50

Open innovation, IP ownership and biotechnology: an exemplary case study in the COVID-19 pandemic

15:50 – 16:30

Questions and Answers



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