The Community Plant Variety Office

27-11-2015

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), located in Angers (France), is a decentralised agency of the EU. Operational since 1995, it is responsible for the management of a specific intellectual property rights protection system covering the entire EU. It grants Community plant variety rights and maintains databases on plant varieties. Unlike most other EU agencies, it is fully self-financed and therefore not subject to budgetary discharge by the European Parliament.

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), located in Angers (France), is a decentralised agency of the EU. Operational since 1995, it is responsible for the management of a specific intellectual property rights protection system covering the entire EU. It grants Community plant variety rights and maintains databases on plant varieties. Unlike most other EU agencies, it is fully self-financed and therefore not subject to budgetary discharge by the European Parliament.