The Administrative Council of the CPVO, having regard to Articles 35(2) and 36(1)(c) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94, decided on December 1999, for five years commencing 1/1/2000, to create 5 committees in the Office with the functions described below -

  1. Committee 1
    • To decide on a petition for a declaration of nullity in relation to a Community plant variety right or for the cancellation thereof; and
    • the award of costs arising out of proceedings relating to such a petition.
  2. Committee 2
    • To decide on an application for a compulsory exploitation right or a non-exclusive exploitation right.
  3. Committee 3
    • To decide on an application for a Community plant variety right; and
    • the validity of an objection to the grant of a right.
  4. Committee 4
    • To decide on a proposal for a variety denomination and on any subsequent amendment of a variety denomination.
  5. Committee 5
    • To decide on the non-suspensory effect of an Appeal and on restituto in integrum; and
    • the award of costs arising out of Appeal proceedings

The composition

By decision of the President of the CPVO, with effect from 01 April 2017 shall be as follows:

Title Composition Task
Committee 1 Head of Legal Unit (Chair), and Head of Technical Unit and Deputy Head of Technical Unit.
  • 1. Nullity of protection (Art 20 BR)
  • 2. Cancellation of protection (Art 21 BR)
Committee 2 Head of Legal Unit (Chair), Head of Technical Unit and Deputy Head of Technical Unit.
  • Compulsory exploitation rights (Art 29 BR)
Committee 3 Head of Technical Unit (Chair), Head of Legal Unit and Deputy Head of Technical Unit.
  • 1. Grant of CPVR (Art 62 BR)
  • 2. Refusal of CPVR (Art 61 BR)
  • 3. Objections (Art 59 BR)
Committee 4 Head of Legal Unit (Chair), Head of Technical Unit and Deputy Head of Technical Unit.
  • 1. Approval of variety denominations (Art 63 BR)
  • 2. Amendment of variety denominations (Art 66 BR)
Committee 5 Head of Legal Unit (Chair), Head of Technical Unit and Deputy Head of Technical Unit.
  • 1. Non suspensory effect of a decision (Art 67(2) BR)
  • 2. Restitutio in integrum (Art 80 BR)
  • 3. Apportionment of costs (Art 85 BR)