Invoicing examination costs by withdrawal has been changed
From January 1, 2023, the Board for plant varieties will follow the CPVO's system used for payment of examination fees to Examination Offices.
Invoicing examination costs upon withdrawal of national applications changed from 1 January 2023
When national applications for listing and/or plant breeders’ rights in the Netherlands are withdrawn, we will follow this procedure:
For 1st year examinations:
- Withdrawal before or on the final closing date, or before or on the last day of the submission period: 25% of the examination costs will be charged;
- Withdrawal after the final closing date or after the last day of the submission period: 100% of the examination fee will be charged.
For 2nd or 3rd year examinations:
Withdrawals made more than 1 month before the submission deadline: no fee will be charged;
- Withdrawals made within 1 month before the final submission date material of that crop: 25% of the examination costs of the 2nd or 3rd year will be charged;
- Withdrawals made after the final submission date of material of that crop: 100% of the research costs of the 2nd or 3rd year will be charged.
An exception are national applications examined by a foreign research institute. If these national applications are withdrawn, we will charge the costs charged to us by the foreign research institute.
In this way, we adopt a uniform working method We believe this makes it clear to you as an applicant what costs you can expect when withdrawing a national application.
This also ensures that the costs incurred by Naktuinbouw in preparation for the DUS-examination are reimbursed.
Gazette November 2023 published
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Reminder prolongation 2023
This message is a reminder of the Board for plant varieties that the closing date for applications for prolongation for the registration of plant varieties is 31 December 2023.
New version Explanatory Notes on Essentially Derived Varieties
After four years of debate, the UPOV Council, adopted the new Explanatory Notes on Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV). These new notes replaced the version of 2017. In general terms, it can be said that the “umbrella” or scope of protection of the right of the initial variety has been increased.