The Commission has evaluated the Community Plant Variety Right regime. Dating back to 1995, it needs to be adapted to today's agricultural, trade and market environment.
This evaluation completes the 2008/2009 evaluation of the legislation on marketing seed and plant propagating material, and complements the evaluation of the Community Plant Variety Office.
Presentations from the "EU Plant Variety Rights in the 21st century" conference - October 2011
New developments in patenting plant species in Europe - European Patent Office
EU intellectual property rights on plants: EU farmers and users - COPA-COGECA
EU intellectual property rights on plants: EU breeders and the seed industry for agricultural and vegetable crops - ESA
EU intellectual property rights on plants: breeders of ornamental and fruit plants - CIOPORA
The views of Poland – Research Centre for Cultivar Testing, COBORU, Poland
The views of the Netherlands - Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation, the Netherlands
Evaluation of the Community Plant Variety Rights Regime - GHK Consulting Ltd