An agency of the European Union

Welcome to the Community Plant Variety Office Website


The CPVO is an European Union agency, which manages a system of plant variety rights covering the 28 Member States.


Seminar on enforcement of Plant Variety Rights

held in Zagreb, Croatia on the 5th of June 2014. See agenda and presentations.


FAQ on enlargement of the EU

Read the F.A.Q. on the consequences of enlargement of the EU for the CPVR system and the CPVO.


The CPVO online filing system.

This service enables users to apply for a Community plant variety right online. This option is available in English, Dutch, German and French.
The CPVO will continuously extend the offer to additional species. Please be aware that paper applications remain of course possible.