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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Updated guidance on BREXIT
In the context of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the European Commission and the Community Plant Variety Office have published updated guidance for stakeholders regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the EU rules applicable in the field of Community Plant Variety Rights.
Updated guidance is also available regarding the marketing of seeds and other plant reproductive propagating material. The marketing of seeds and other plant reproductive propagating material is outside the scope of competence of the CPVO. Nontheless, since it is closely related to the activities of the CPVO we wish to draw the stakeholders attention on future developments in that area as well.
Both documents can be downloaded in PDF format below and further information on other sectors (e.g. plant health) can be found on the European Commission’s website.
In addition, we invite relevant stakeholders to consult the information available on the United Kingdom's DEFRA website.