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.


"Salon du végétal" is back to the city of Angers this year with a special focus on sustainable and future-proof vegetal production. Given the covid-19 outbreak, the format of the trade show has been adjusted and will be organised as follows:

  • A digital event on 14-15 September 2020
  • A trade show at "Palais des Expositions" of Angers on 10-11 February 2021

The Community Plant Variety Office will be present at both events.

More information is available on the official website of Salon du Végétal.