Update, June 3 - The suspension of all procedural terms has been extended by SNICS until further notice.
Mexico City, April 7 – Reacting to the COVID-19 crisis, the Director of the Plant Variety Protection at SNICS, Mr. Victor Vásques Navarrete, has implemented several measures to ensure the continuity of PBR applications and to safeguard the interest of breeders.
Upon CIOPORA's request, Mr. Vásques informed that the measures implemented included:
2. UPOV-Prisma: Applicants can continue to use the UPOV PRISMA platform under the following link.
3. Extension of time limits: As set forth in “ACUERDO POR EL QUE SE ESTABLECE LA SUSPENSIÓN DE PLAZOS Y TÉRMINOS LEGALES Y ADMINISTRATIVOS EN LA SECRETARÍA DE AGRICULTURA Y DESARROLLO RURAL Y SUS ÓRGANOS ADMINISTRATIVOS DESCONCENTRADOS, COMO MEDIDA DE PREVENCIÓN Y COMBATE DE LA PROPAGACIÓN DEL CORONA”, all PVP procedural terms have been suspended until April 17. After this date, the suspension may be subject to ad hoc prolongation. For the PVP applicants and parties to other proceedings before SNICS it means, that their respective deadlines will be prolonged by the entire suspension term from the moment the suspension is lifted.
The SNICS Office continues to accept and review urgent cases upon individual request.
For further information, please visit the SNICS website.