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.


On 20 September 2018 a seminar on “The benefits of Plant Variety Protection” will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The seminar is organised by the CPVO in collaboration with the Executive Agency for Variety Testing, Field Inspection and Seed Control of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (the “Bulgarian Agency”). The main objective of the seminar is to promote investments in plant breeding and benefits in protecting new plant varieties at national or EU level. The seminar will focus on the situation in Bulgaria, Serbia and Czech Republic.




Agenda seminar Sofia