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 Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) & the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) have agreed on a Service Level Agreement which will pave the way for enhanced collaboration between the two EU Agencies, notably on procurement matters.

ERA's Executive Director, Josef Doppelbauer, & CPVO's President, Martin Ekvad, signed the Service Level Agreement on 7 January 2020 at the CPVO premises in Angers, France.