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 Official Publication of the CPVO 5.2017 and the S2 Publication have been published and are available for free in electronic format only (PDF).

You may download both publications from the Official publications.

A search tool is available to identify these modifications on the web site of the Office: S2 Publication