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 for the EU IPR Helpdesk in May 2019, Ms Orsola Lamberti, Legal Advisor at the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), gives an overview of the European Plant Variety Protection system managed by the CPVO.

Structure of the webinar:

  • What is plant breeding and how it influences our everyday life
  • What is a Plant variety
  • What are the value that the EU legislator took into consideration when designing the current protection system
  • How Plant Variety Rights are protected in the EU: the CPVO
  • How to apply for protection

To watch this webinar you will be redirected to YouTube: play webinar.