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.

Check our dedicated webpage gathering all important information and CPVO’s decisions concerning COVID-19.


The CPVO will present all about European Union plant breeders' rights together with the Bundessortenamt (BSA), the French Variety and seed study and control group (GEVES), the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) and the Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture (Naktuinbouw) for technical examinations (Hall 2.0 Stand 2B23).