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Notes on the completion of the application form
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Decision Making Process
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The effects of a community plant variety right
Duration of a Community Plant Variety Right
Cumulative Protection Prohibited
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General guidance document: Note for applicant
Guidance for applicants on the picture quality
Guidance on submission of plant samples for ornamental crops
Guidance on submission of plant samples for fruit crops
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Frequently asked questions
Can the deadline for payment be extended?
Does the CPVO reimburse erroneous payments?
What is the CPVO VAT number?
How can we get copies of debit notes or a statement of our account (or a list of outstanding invoices)?
Could you send me a payment confirmation?
How do I change financial details (financial address, email address, financial client, PO number, grouping of debit notes…)?
What is the CPVO SIRET number?
Why has the annual fee increased?
What is the RIB / IBAN of the CPVO?
Is it possible to indicate our VAT number on CPVO debit and credit notes?
What is a charge account and is it possible to open one?
Is there any alternative to charge accounts?
Who can initiate the nullity procedure for a CPVR?
Can I file the cancellation request on my own or do I need a procedural representative?
Which are the grounds of nullity of a CPVR?
Which are the effects of the cancellation?
Are there particular time limits for requesting nullity that should be observed?
Which are the fees concerning the cancellation?
Is there any specific form for requesting nullity?
Can the decision on the cancellation be subject to an appeal?