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.


In the framework of the "Made in Angers 2020" activities organised by Angers Loire Valley, the CPVO will open its doors to the public everyday from 17 to 21 February 2020. A presentation of CPVO activities and a visit of the CPVO building will take place on these days at 14h30. Registration is necessary. 

The "Made in Angers 2020" activities offer the opportunity to businesses and organisations established in the Angers Loire Valley Region to open their doors and explain their activities to the public. It enables visitors to go behind the scenes and witness the skills, research, innovation and production capabilities of some of Angers' most important economic and societal actors, including the Community Plant Variety Office. 

To book a visit at the CPVO, please complete the online registration form.  

If you want more information, see Made in Angers 2020 website.