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Technical announcements

New application form

A new application form (version of 01/07/2015) is now online.

It was reviewed in the light of the new reception procedure.

Summary of the new features:

  1. For applications filed electronically, the applicant or the procedural representative (if any) should provide an e-mail address to enable the Office to serve Decisions  and  communications.
  2. In case of several applicants, the first-named applicant will be deemed to be the representative. It’s not necessary, in such cases, to provide a representative form, the first-named will be deemed to represent all co-applicants for all acts and proceedings before the Office including surrenders.
  3. Only electronic copies of supporting documents (priority, deed of assignment,  or representative forms) need to be provided when filing and when remedying to missing elements as requested in the receipt. The Office may ask to provide original supporting paper documents in case of doubt, to be provided only if  explicitly requested to do so
  4. The indication of the geographical origin is now to be indicated under point 05.05 of the application form.

Memo on revised reception procedure

The President of the Office has determined, in the revised reception procedure, the following details:


New Technical Protocols and Questionnaires available

Following their adoption by the Administrative Council of the CPVO on 19th March 2014, the following Technical Protocols and associate Technical Questionnaires are available for download on the Technical Protocol page and Technical Questionnaire page.


  • Agricultural sector:
    • CPVO-TP/057/2 Flax, linseed
    • CPVO-TP/120/3 Durum wheat
  • Fruits sector:
    • CPVO-TP/043/2 Raspberry
    • CPVO-TP/204/1 Pummelo (Grapefruit and) (Citrus L. - Group 4)
    • CPVO-TP/284/1 Pomegranate
  • Ornamental sector:
    • CPVO-TP/267/1 Bougainvillea
    • CPVO-TP/176/3 Osteospermum
    • CPVO-TP/213/2 Phalaenopsis and doritaenopsis
    • CPVO-TP/266/1Agapanthus L'Hér African Lily
    • CPVO-TP/286/1 Hebe
    • CPVO-TP/288/1 Flax-lily, Dianella
    • CPVO-TP/293/1 Lobelia
  • Vegetables sector:
    • CPVO-TP/118/3 Endive
    • CPVO-TP/119/1 Vegetable marrow, squash
    • CPVO-TP/142/2 Watermelon
    • CPVO-TP/294/1 Tomato Rootstocks

Updated Notes for Applicants

The Notes for Applicants have been updated. The new version is already available in English, German and French. Dutch and Spanish will be made available in the coming weeks.

See Notes for Applicants page.

Annual fee reduction

In accordance with article 1 of the regulation EU n°623/2013 (amending of regulation EC n°1238/95), published 28 June 2013 in the Official Journal of the European Union, the annual fee will be reduced from € 300 to € 250. The new rate will be applicable for all the new titles granted in 2014 and for the existing titles for which the protection period starts after the 1st January 2014.