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UPDATED! Prolonged Term of CPVR Protection: Identify Genera and Species that Qualify

The Community Plant Variety Office has published guidance on how to identify genera and species that qualify for up to 30 years of CPVR protection under the EU Regulation 2021/1873. For this purpose, all genera and species that so far have been filed with the CPVO - currently, a list of 2,383 genera and species (19. January 2022) - are assigned Category A, B or C in the CPVO’S S2/S3 publication. To check the category that applies to your species:


Check out our infographic* with detailed explanations of the Categories and how to find them (*CORRECTED VERSION - please note that the period of grace is indicated for commercialization outside the EU):

CPVR term extension vertical infographic