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.

 

A new video introducing the INVITE project has been published today.

The video features François Laurens, Research Director at INRA & coordinator of the INVITE project, Martin Ekvad, President of the CPVO, and Päivi Mannerkorpi, European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, who introduce the main objectives of the project. It was recorded at the kick-off meeting of the project last July in Angers.

Watch the video on YouTube

INVITE stands for "Innovation in variety testing" and is a 5-year European Union funded project under the Horizon 2020 R&D programme. Its main objective is to foster the introduction of new varieties better adapted to varying biotic and abiotic conditions and to more sustainable crop management practices. 

The CPVO is part of the INVITE Executive Committee.

For more information see the INVITE project website.