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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Video interview with CPVO President, Martin Ekvad
In this newly released video interview, CPVO President Martin Ekvad speaks about the major successes and challenges of the Community Plant Variety Office, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2020.
Among the subjects covered, Martin Ekvad highlights the benefits of the European Union system for Plant Variety Protection (CPVR), explains CPVO's international outreach activities, and describes its involvement in the Horizon2020 INVITE R&D project. Finally, the interview touches upon the issues of New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) and Essentially Derived Varieties (EDVs).
In order to be mobile-friendly, English subtitles are available by clicking on the relevant icon under the video.