Martin Ekvad

president of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

Spotlight Discussion – Food security and biodiversity: Can Europe make the equation work?

Martin Ekvad has been president of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) since 2011. Previously Ekvad was the head of the CPVO Legal Unit, from 2003 to 2011. He worked as a lawyer (advokat, member of the Swedish Bar Association) in the law firm Linklaters, in Brussels, and in the law firm Magnusson Wahlin Advokatbyrå, in Stockholm, from 1996 to 2003. His legal work focused on intellectual property and competition law. Prior to working in private practice, he worked at a civil court in Sweden for two years. Ekvad holds a law degree from the University of Lund in Sweden 1993 and an LL.M. from King’s College in London UK 1994.