The purpose of the S2 Publication is to provide applicants with a consolidated version of the closing dates for applications and the submission requirements for plant material in view of their technical examination. It is digitally published on the web site of the Office six times per year. Any modifications with respect to the previously published version of the S2 appear highlighted. A search tool is available to identify these modifications.

Important Note: The applicant is expected to submit the material only after having received a request in writing from the Office. Failure to comply with the above instruction may jeopardize the whole procedure.