IP Law Tools for Protecting Food Products - Looking for the Perfect Pairing: Wine as a Case Study


from May 27 to May 28, 2022

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  • 2022-05-27 08:30:00 2022-05-28 18:00:00 Europe/London IP Law Tools for Protecting Food Products - Looking for the Perfect Pairing: Wine as a Case Study VERONA, ITALY UIA
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In F&B industry many brands stand robust with their unique products, taste, packaging and marketing strategies; others are new entries or are willing to change their marketing strategies or expand their product range. Differently from other industries the starting point are earth, sun, rain, seeds, farming products and vineyards, livestock and fishery products, in an environment constantly under innovation thanks to bio-agriculture and research of novel foods, like meat substitutes, bread made from seaweed and many more wonders.

Relevant massive investments need to be properly backed and safeguarded and IPRs are the solution. Plant variety rights, patents, utility models, business secrets, guarantee trademarks, geographical indications and trademarks play an exceedingly vital role for agri-food business, from the foremost step of growing, breeding or manufacturing to the last steps such as labeling, marketing and branding final products. Corporations and their business consultants are so expected to carefully analyse the more appropriate IP tools to protect efforts in innovation, research, know-how and marketing.

The purpose of this seminar is to analyse basic issues of IPRs in agri-food industry and their practical enforcement in the international context. Legal experts, academics and practitioners will share their experiences and first-hand knowledge of leading cases, with a focus on wine business, even if take-aways apply to many other food products. Winemaking provides a comprehensive case study, starting from the testing and growing of new grape varieties, to business secrets, patents for novel grape harvesting machines and IPRs which guarantee the quality of the product, its geographical origin and link the bottled result to a particular winemaker.

Mark your diaries now, save the date and make sure to register!
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Verona!

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Diego SALUZZO President of the UIA Agri-Food Law Commission, Grande Stevens Studio Legale Associato, Turin, Italy
    Marita DARGALLO NIETO President of the UIA Intellectual Property Law Commission, Buigas, Barcelona, Spain
    Stefano DINDO President of UGIVI, Dindo Zorzi e Avvocati, Verona, Italy
    Frank BOYLE Estudio Muňiz, Lima, Peru


  • University of Verona



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University of Verona
Dipartimento Scienze Giuridiche
Via Carlo Montanari 9
Verona (Italy)
T + 329 854 6581



  • On or before April 27: € 300*
  • From April 28: € 350*



  • On or before April 27: € 250*
  • From April 28: € 300*



  • On or before April 27: € 350*
  • From April 28: € 400*



  • On or before April 27: € 300*

From April 28: € 350*

  • ​If you only want to register for Saturday, your registration is at 50% of the full seminar registration fee.


* The VAT (22%) can be applied to the amount stated above according to the European Directive 2006/112/CE of November 28, 2006. If you provide an EU VAT ID number, the VAT will not be charged. For more information, please contact the UIA.
** Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee.

Fees include:

  • Attendance at all working sessions
  • Seminar documentation
  • Welcome cocktail on May 26
  • Coffee breaks on May 27
  • Lunch on May 27

The dinner on May 27 and the lunch and excursion on May 28 are optional and at additional charge of Euro 65 and Euro 100 per person respectively.

Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the seminar, your registration form must be received by May 20 at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the seminar.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working language will be English without simultaneous translation.


A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at a preferential rate. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. Please note that the number of rooms is limited. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible.


Via Adua 6
Verona, Italy
T + 39 04 58 06 23 11
E nhcollectionverona@nh-hotels.com

  • Single Room: EUR 290
  • Double Room: EUR 290

Breakfast included and taxes excluded
To book a room at Hotel NH please use the following link https://www.nh-hotels.it/event/congresso-avvocati-uia


Via Scala 12
Verona, Italy
T +39 04 55 96 222

  • Single Room: EUR 215
  • Double Room: EUR 225

Breakfast included and taxes excluded
Please specify that it is for the ’UIA Seminar 2022’ – n 47705


Piazzetta XIV Novembre 2
Verona, Italy
T +39045594717
E info@hotelaurora.biz

  • Single Room: EUR 160
  • Double Room: EUR 180

Breakfast included and taxes excluded
Please specify that it is for the ‘UIA Seminar 2022 ‘

In Verona, let's keep up the good work!

A health protocol will allow you to participate in the seminar in complete safety:

- Masks must be worn throughout the seminar area, in the session room and during the social activities.

- In the session room, UIA will enforce social distancing.

- Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the room and will be available in the busy areas of the seminar.

UIA has been regularly monitoring the health situation in Italy. You can also find out more by visiting the Italian Government website here.

The health of our participants remains our top priority.


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than April 27, 2022. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the Forum should register and pay their registration fees no later than April 27, 2022 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than April 27, 2022.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal. 
If your visa is issued after the Forum date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.

For any cancellation of onsite participation after May 9, 2022, a credit voucher or a full refund of the registration fees* will be offered in the following cases:

•if you test positive for Covid-19 less than 14 days before the Congress (a medical certificate or a proof of positive test result will be required);
• border shutdown by Polish government or by your country’s government;
• if country where you live is under lockdown.

For any other reason, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
(*) If you wish, part of the amount paid for the seminar can be carried forward to another UIA event or refunded.

Should the onsite seminar be cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns, participants will be able to request a credit voucher or a full refund of their registration fees.

If a virtual alternative is offered, part of the amount paid for the onsite seminar can be used for the virtual seminar. The remaining amount can be carried forward to another UIA event or refunded.


All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the Forum venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


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