If a technical examination has already been carried out, or is in the process of being carried out on a variety already benefiting from national plant variety rights or entered for national listing in a Member State of the European Union, the Office may consider the examination reports of the responsible authorities to be a sufficient basis for a decision on your application for a CPVR. However, this only applies to reports from examination offices of the European Union which were entrusted by the Administrative Council of the Office or in case there is no DUS expertise for a particular species available within the EU, a take-over of DUS reports can be envisaged from examination offices of any country member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and where the technical examination was carried out under the same conditions as mentioned under point "Technical Examination"