The CPVO has released an improved version of its Variety Finder database on 10 December 2020. The Variety Finder database, managed and kept up to date by the CPVO, contains information from 147 registers from 70 countries with a general search tool. It also includes a similarity search tool to test the suitability of denominations.
The CPVO Variety Finder, maintained by the CPVO contains information on registers of more than 60 countries with a general search tool. It also includes a similarity search tool to test the suitability of denominations.
Based on a cooperation agreement between CPVO and UPOV, non EU data recorded in the UPOV PLUTO database are loaded in the Variety Finder as soon as received at the CPVO. You will find information about national authorities contributing with their data and details about their registers. The general principle is to update of the database as soon as data are officially published.
The new CPVO Variety Finder features key improvements, both in terms of usability, with a more user-friendly and intuitive design, and in terms of functionalities, with new searching functions and the possibility to use our application programing interface (API). We have listed the most significant changes and have presented screenshots of the new functionalities in this PDF document.
Launched in 2005, CPVO's Variety Finder gathers nearly 1 200 000 varieties and over 1 300 000 denominations. On average, the Variety Finder triggers over 80 000 denomination similarity tests per year.