Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)

Office communautaire des variétés végétales (OCVV)
Oficina Comunitaria de Variedades Vegetales
Gemeinschaftliches Sortenamt
Instituto Comunitario das Variedades Vegetais
Ufficio Comunitario delle Varietà Vegetali
Communautair Bureau voor Plantenrassen
Gemenskapens Växtsortsmyndighet
Yhteisön Kasvilajikevirasto
Kinotiko Grafio Fitikon Pikilion
Odrudovy úrad Spolecenstvi
Urad Spolocenstva pre Odrody Rastlin
Közöségi Növényfatja Hivatal
Wspólnotowy Urzad Odmian Roslin
Urad Skupnosti za Rastlinske Sorte
Ühenduse Sordiamet
Kopienas Augu Skirnu Birojs
Bendrijos Augalu Veisliu Tarnyba
L-Ufficcju Komunitarju tal-Varjetajcet ta' Pjanti
Ured Zajednice za Zastitu Biljnih Sorti

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1995-04-27 Brussels Belgium


Established pursuant to proposal of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC), following adoption of Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 by E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union, 27 Jul 1994. One of the decentralized agencies set up by the F-XF2147 - European Union (EU) to carry out specialized technical or scientific work on a wide range of subjects.


Deliver and promote an efficient property rights system that supports creation of new plant varieties for the benefit of society; implement the system of European Union plant variety rights, the sole and exclusive form of intellectual property rights for plant varieties, valid throughout the EU.


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Administrative Council, consisting of representatives of each Member State of the European Union and a representative of the European Commission. Office is managed by President (nominated by Council of the European Union), assisted by Vice-President, and consists of 3 separate units (Technical; Administration; Legal), and 4 supporting services (IT; Human Resources; Quality Audit; PR). Board of Appeal, comprising Chairman and alternate, and members chosen by Chairman from a list depending on the cases under consideration. National plant variety offices act as Examination Offices. Reports to: F-XF8309 - European Court of Auditors.


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GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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