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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The CPVO has updated the “Notes for applicants” in the chapter 7 regarding the fees to be paid. The modified text underlines the provisions of article 8.3 of the fees regulation in respect of the due date for payment of the examination fees. (Link)

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