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New designation of procedural representative form

Designation of procedural representative form

Please note that a new Designation of procedural representative form has been released.

It is only available in English but will be in Dutch, French, German and Spanish in the coming days.

Please note that a procedural representative can only surrender a Community Plant Variety Right on behalf of the holder, provided the credentials explicitly refer to the right to surrender in the name of the holder.

To that effect the surrender box on the designation of procedural representative form would need to be ticked.

>>Online forms page

New TQ for Zea mays L.

New TQ for Zea maize has been revised. It allows now to indicate the F.A.O. maturity class.

Please make sure to download the latest version from the List of Technical Questionnaires.

Memo on revised reception procedure

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


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.

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.