Given the exceptional circumstances and the heavy disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis across the EU, the President of the CPVO has taken the decision to extend deadlines that fall in the period 17 March – 3 May included, until 4 May 2020 for parties to proceedings before the CPVO and the Board of Appeal.
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Farm-Saved Seed Seminar, 4 March 2020 in Tartu, Estonia
On 4 March 2020 a seminar focusing on Farm-Saved Seed took place in Tartu, Estonia. The seminar was organised by the CPVO in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs and the Estonian Agricultural Board.
The main objective of the seminar was to enhance the understanding of farmers regarding the Farm-Saved Seed (FSS) system in Estonia and surrounding countries where breeders face challenges in collecting royalties on FSS from protected varieties. The seminar focused on the situation in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Finland.
The CPVO considers it of great importance that breeders of protected varieties are able to exercise their rights in accordance with the existing legislative acts in the European Union.
Update 5 March 2020:
- You can read the news release made public by the CPVO after the seminar: "Clarifying the Farm Saved Seed system in Estonia and the neighbouring countries".
- You can consult and download below the agenda of the seminar as well as all presentations used at the seminar and a leaflet presenting the CPVO in Estonian.
- You can also access the photo gallery of the event.