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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In this media interview given to European Seed Magazine, Martin Ekvad, President of the CPVO, speaks about the 25th anniversary of the Community Plant Variety Office. 

  • How the developments of the CPVO have been for the past 25 years?
  • What are CPVO's international relations and outreach activities?
  • What are the main achievements of the CPVO?
  • What are the remaining challenges?
  • How does BREXIT impacts the work of the CPVO?
  • Views on molecular tools for plant variety testing? 

Source: European Seed.

You can also read the digital version of the April 2020 issue of the European Seed magazine, in which you will find the CPVO article on page 32-36.

Interview Martin Ekvad: 25th anniversary of CPVO