Together with its national partners Bundessortenamt, (Germany),  Naktuinbouw, (the Netherlands), GEVES, (France), and COBORU, (Poland), the Community Plant Variety Office will be present on a joint booth at IPM ESSEN 2023 (International Trade Fair for Plants, Technology, Floristry, and Garden Features), the world’s largest trade fair for the horticultural industry.

IPM will be taking place from 24 to 27 January 2023 in Essen, Germany

The trade fair is a great opportunity for the CPVO and national examination offices to meet with clients and stakeholders after two years of interruption due to the COVID pandemic. Visitors having questions or looking for information about applying for Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) in the European Union may visit our joint booth to meet and discuss with relevant experts. Opening hours are from 9:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs on January 24 to 26 and from 9:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs on January 27.

The CPVO is responsible for the management of the European Union plant variety protection system and provides EU’s Plant Breeders’ Rights

With one single application breeders from all over the world can receive a PBR valid in the whole territory of the European Union. Since its establishment in 1995, the CPVO has processed over 78 000 applications and granted over 62 000 EU Plant Breeders’ Rights, also called Community Plant Variety Rights.

The European Union is an important market for ornamental plants

The EU has one of the world's highest densities of flower production. The CPVO plays a key role in protecting the EU’s horticultural sector and it examines over 1 500 applications for ornamentals every year. To date, ornamental species account for the largest number of applications (+/-53%), ahead of agricultural species (+/-26%) and fruit and vegetable species (+/-21%).

Unique in its kind, the Plant Variety Rights System (CPVR) managed by the CPVO has a positive economic and environmental impact on the EU, and creates an additional GDP value of 13 billion EUR. A recent study co-authored with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has found that the CPVR contributes to higher agricultural production, and it accounts for 15% of the current output of ornamental species in the EU.

Come and visit us!

With more than 1 500 exhibitors from over 45 countries and some 54 000 visitors, IPM ESSEN is truly a unique trade fair, reflecting global market trends and enabling market partners to come together.

Visitors can find our joint booth in Hall 2, Stand 2B23