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.
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Announcement n◦ 3/2020 of the Community Plant Variety Office. Decision of the Administrative Council of the Community Plant Variety Office on test guidelines 06/03 and 21/04/2020
Technical examinations which are initiated or are to be approved by the Community Plant Variety Office must be performed in accordance with the test guidelines which have been adopted by the Administrative Council. Technical examinations started prior to the decision are not affected unless otherwise announced. The plant species concerned as well as the date of the decision are accordingly published in the Official Gazette of the Office. The technical protocol can be consulted through the website of the Office, or upon request can be transmitted by the Office. Technical questionnaires for the plant species called in question were amended accordingly. The technical questionnaires can be downloaded from the website, or upon request can be sent by the Office.
Decisions were taken in respect of the following plant species:
Avena sativa L.
Avena nuda L.
Brassica napus L. emend. Metzg.
Brassica oleracea L. var italica Plenck
Callistephus chinensis (L.) Nees
Capsicum annuum L.
Cucumis melo L.
Cynara cardunculus L.
Guzmania Ruiz et Pav.
Lobelia alsinoides Lam.
Lobelia erinus L.
Lobelia valida L. Bolus
Hybrids between Lobelia erinus and Lobelia alsinoides
Hybrids between Lobelia erinus and Lobelia valida
Ribes uva-crispa L.
Portulaca grandiflora Hook
Portulaca oleracea L.
Portulaca umbraticola Kunth
Pisum sativum L.
Solanum lycopersicum L.
Solanum habrochaites S. Knapp & D.M. Spooner
Solanum lycopersicum L. x Solanum habrochaites S. Knapp & D.M. Spooner
Solanum lycopersicum L. x Solanum peruvianum (L.) Mill.
Solanum lycopersicum L. x Solanum cheesmaniae (L. Ridley) Fosberg
Solanum pimpinellifolium L. x Solanum habrochaites S. Knapp & D.M. Spooner
Spinacia oleracea L.