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Notes on the completion of the application form
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Frequently asked questions
How are the annual fee levels set?
Which are the fees concerning the lodgment of an appeal?
Can the deadline for payment be extended?
How can we get copies of debit notes or a statement of our account (or a list of outstanding invoices)?
How do I change financial details (financial address, email address, financial client, PO number, grouping of debit notes…)?
Is it possible to indicate our VAT number on CPVO debit and credit notes?
Is it possible to pay several annual fees for one variety at once?
What are the effects of a Community Plant Variety Right?
What is a “take-over” of a DUS report?
Who is responsible for enforcing plant breeders’ rights?
What is the closing date?
What is the duration of a CPVR?
What are the plant material requirements for a particular species? Quantity and quality of seeds/plants, date of plant material submission
Who can file an application for CPVR?
What is a variety denomination?
Where can I file an application for CPVR?
What is a trade mark?
In which language can I file an application for Community plant variety rights and other supporting documents?
When do I need to propose a variety denomination?
What are the different forms of acknowledgement of receipt of an application?