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 way EU institutions, agencies and bodies, including the CPVO, deal with personal data has just changed. These changes are introduced by the new data protection Regulation for EU institutions, agencies and bodies (Regulation 2018/1725), applicable as of 11 December 2018.

The new rules give you more control over your data. They are designed to ensure personal information is protected, no matter where it is sent, processed or stored.

Read the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) factsheets on how the new rules affect you and what are your rights in the digital era. Watch the video and check the CPVO guide to ensuring accountability.

Think data protection!

Your rights in digital era
New data protection rules
Documenting data processing
CPVO guide to the revised data protection regulation 11.12.2018