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Notes on the completion of the application form
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Frequently asked questions
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?
In what language should the request for nullity be sent?
Who can file an appeal against a decision of the CPVO?
Is it possible to rely on several grounds for nullity?
Which decisions can be subject to an appeal?
Can I file the nullity request on my own or do I need a procedural representative?
What is the time limit to file an appeal?
Who can file an objection to a CPVR?
Which are the effects of the nullity?
Can I file an appeal on my own or do I need a procedural representative?
On which basis can an objection be filed?
Which are the fees concerning the nullity?
Which are the effects of filing an appeal?