Question: 

What is a variety denomination?

Answer: 

A variety denomination is the generic name of a plant variety. In the framework of a CPVR application, the applicant must submit a suitable denomination for his new variety. To be suitable, the variety denomination must comply with the requirements of  Article 63 of Regulation No 2100/94 (the Basic Regulation). the Office has adopted Guidelines on variety denominations, which help interpreting Article 63 of the Basic Regulation. A plant variety denomination is unique and Article 17 of the Basic Regulation makes the use of the variety denomination compulsory in respect of the offering for sale or the marketing of the propagating material of the variety, even after expiration of the CPVR.