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IP rights intensive industries and economic perfomance in the EU: Industry-Level Analysis

EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and EPO (European Patent Office) have released a new study on the contribution of intellectual property rights to the EU economy. Download the study here.

Official Gazette 5.2016

The official Gazette of the CPVO 5.2016, S2 Gazette have been published and are available for free in electronic format only (PDF). You may download both gazettes from the Gazette page.

A search tool is available to identify these modifications on the web site of the Office: S2 Gazette

CPVO newsletter #11 is available

The Summer 2016 edition of the CPVO newsletter is now available!

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Applications for fruit crops - Update on general instructions on the submission of samples

Notes for applicants:


The general instructions on the submission of samples for fruit crops applications have been updated with a new 4th paragraph. (see

Creation of a new organisation - TystofteFoundation

On 1 July 2015, the TystofteFoundation took over the operation of the technical examinations concerning VCU and DUS testing, control plots and variety administration from the Danish AgriFish Agency. On the same day, the TystofteFoundation purchased the premises at Tystofte from the Danish state. This day marked a new chapter in the history of Danish variety testing.