Upon filing an application for Community plant variety rights you may opt either to file a denomination proposal together with the application or to file the denomination proposal at a later stage.

Please be aware that where the Office establishes at the time of receipt of the results of the technical examination that the applicant has not submitted any proposal for a variety denomination, it shall without delay refuse the application for a Community plant variety right .

The average time to get to a suitable variety denomination will take up at least 5 months (test, analysis, publication in our Gazette, 3 months waiting period for comments/ remarks). The denomination team therefore kindly asks you to react promptly to a reminder from the Office to supply us with a proposal.