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Notes on the completion of the application form
Decision Making Process
Cumulative Protection Prohibited
Surrender of Rights / Withdrawal of Applications
General guidance document: Notes for applicants
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
Request for Certified Copies of Examination Reports, Applications and Granting documents
Frequently asked questions
What is the meaning of new?
Can these documents be issued in any language?
What are the main steps in applying for Community Plant Variety Protection?
What is a DUS technical examination?
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?
How do I know that my variety denomination is suitable?
Under which cicumstance do I need a procedural representative?
Is it possible to change the variety denomination of a granted variety?