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 2018 Annual report provides an overview of the Community Plant Variety Office activities in 2018. It outlines all major achievements of the past year as well as the key challenges ahead.

The Annual report is illustrated with infographics, statistics and charts covering all aspects of the Community Plant Variety Rights system. In 2018, the CPVO received 3 554 applications for Plant Variety Protection. 



CPVO Annual Report 2018