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Technical announcements

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.

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

List of entrusted examination offices

New page available under 'Technical examination': 'List of entrusted examination offices-S3' displaying an exhaustive list of entrusted examination offices for each species.

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.

Updates on Technical Protocols

The CPVO Administrative Council has adopted or revised the following list of new Technical Protocols.
Vegetable species:
  • CPVO-TP 012/4 French bean (Adopted 27/02/2013)
  • CPVO-TP 044/4rev Tomato (Adopted 27/02/2013)
  • CPVO-TP 055/5 Spinach (Adopted 27/02/2013)
  • CPVO-TP 064/2 Radish (Adopted 27/02/2013)
  • CPVO-TP 184/2 Globe artichoke (Adopted 27/02/2013)
  • CPVO-TP 218/2 Parsnip (Adopted 27/02/2013)
Ornamental species:
  • CPVO-TP 207/2 Calibrachoa (Adopted 27/02/2013)
Please make sure to download the latest version from the technical protocols page.