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 be present at IPM Essen, Germany, from 26 to 29 January 2021 where we will hold a joint booth together with the Bundessortenamt (BSA), the French Variety and Seed Study and Control Group (GEVES) and the Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture (Naktuinbouw).

Visitors looking for information on how to obtain a plant variety right valid on the whole territory of the European Union and how to prepare for technical examination are welcome to visit our booth and ask their questions to our experts (location of our booth will be known at a later date).

IPM ESSEN portrays the entire value added chain of plant production: more than 1 500 exhibitors from almost 50 countries will showcase their innovation in the areas of plants, technology, floristry and garden features. 

Come and visit us!