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.


In this webinar, recorded at the EUIPO Academy in May 2018, Bénédicte Legrand, Denomination Expert at the CPVO, explains the process in which names are given to newly protected plant varieties in the European Union.

This webinar also outlines how this CPVR "naming" process fits with the rules and recommendations of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP).

Click here to watch the video. You can also find this webinar with subtitles in EN, FR, DE, IT, ES on the web portal of the EUIPO Academy.