E-filing is a service provided by the CPVO, which enables users to apply for a Community plant variety right online. For the time being this option is available in English, Dutch, French, Spanish, and German.

The application fees for online applications have been reduced from €650 to €450 since 01.01.2016.

In order to file an application, you have to log in the secure website.

  • If you are already a client to the CPVO, you should have a login and password
  • If you are a new applicant within the European Union, please use the link below, then create a temporary account ("Create an account") and file your application.
  • If you are an applicant residing outside the European Union you have to appoint a procedural representative based in the European Union to file the application for you.

>> Go to the e-filing website