Change in CPVO fees regulation as of 1st April 2020

A decision was taken by the European Commission in 2019 to update the CPVO fees regulation. This decision has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 29 November 2019. 

The most significant update concerns examination fees, which are linked to the costs the CPVO pays examination offices for technical examinations. These fees were adjusted to match the real costs of the technical examinations per group category. The new fees are applicable as of 1st April 2020.

What has changed on 1st April 2020?
For all applications with an application date on 1st April 2020 or later, the following fees are applicable:

  • Application fees: whilst online application fees remain unchanged (EUR 450), paper-based applications now costs EUR 800 instead of EUR 650 previously. Applicants benefiting from the online fee shall only receive electronic communications with the CPVO during the entire application procedure.
  • Examination fees: examination fees are adjusted to reflect the real costs charged by the Examination Offices for each group category – as per the table available below.
  • Annual fees: annual fees remain unchanged.

Examination fee per group category - as of 1st April 2020:

 

Cost group

Fee (in EUR)

Agricultural group

 

 

1

Potato

2 050

2

Oilseed rape

2 150

3

Grasses

2 920

4

Other agricultural species

1 900

Fruit group

 

 

5

Apple

3 665

6

Strawberry

3 400

7

Other fruit species

3 460

Ornamental group

 

 

8

Ornamental living greenhouse

2 425

9

Ornamental living outdoor

2 420

10

Ornamental non-living greenhouse

2 400

11

Ornamental non-living outdoor

2 200

12

Ornamental special

3 900

Vegetable group

 

 

13

Vegetable greenhouse

2 920

14

Vegetable outdoor

2 660

For more information:
CPVO
cpvo.europa.eu


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