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In cooperation with the EU IP Helpdesk, the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) organised this webinar explaining the process and requirements for technical examinations (DUS tests) of plant varieties applying for Community Plant Variety Rights. This webinar (Part I) is presented by Ms Anne Weitz, CPVO's technical expert for agriculture species, who explains how the CPVO carries out technical examinations with a particular focus on seed propagated species.

Structure of the presentation:

  • Explanation of the technical requirements for a Community Plant Variety Right (CPVR)
  • DUS test – what does it mean?
  • The DUS testing network of the CPVO: what it is and how does it work?
  • The relation between the CPVO, applicants and examination offices

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

Part II of this webinar focusses on vegetatively propagated plant species and is available on YouTube: watch here.