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.


Together with several examinations offices from Germany, France, the Netherlands and United-Kingdom, the CPVO will present all about EU plant breeders' rights. Come and visit us in Essen, Germany.

At IPM ESSEN, the CPVO will present all about EU 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.

Come and visit us: Hall 2.0 Stand 2B23.

IPM ESSEN will portray the entire value added chain of plant production: around 1,600 exhibitors from 50 countries will show their innovations in the plants, technology, floristry and garden features areas.

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