Community Plant Variety Rights Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 of 27 July 1994 on Community plant variety rights

 

Preamble

 

Part I - General Provisions

 

Article 1 - Community plant variety rights

 

Article 2 - Uniform effect of Community plant variety rights


Article 3 - National property rights for plant varieties


Article 4 - Community Office

 

 

Part II - Substantive Law

 

Chapter I - Conditions Governing the Grant of Community Plant Variety Rights

 

Article 5 - Object of Community plant variety rights


Article 6 - Protectable varieties


Article 7 - Distinctness


Article 8 - Uniformity


Article 9 - Stability


Article 10 - Novelty

 

 

Chapter II - Persons Entitled

 

Article 11 - Entitlement to Community plant variety rights


Article 12 - Entitlement to file an application for a Community plant variety right

 

 

Chapter III - Effects of the Community Plant Variety Rights

 

Article 13 - Rights of the holder of a Community plant variety right and prohibited acts


Article 14 - Derogation from Community plant variety right


Article 15 - Limitation of the effects of Community plant variety rights

 

Article 16 - Exhaustion of Community plant variety rights


Article 17 - Use of variety denominations


Article 18 - Limitation of the use of variety denominations

 

 

Chapter IV - Duration and Termination of Community Plant Variety Rights

 

Article 19 - Duration of Community plant variety rights


Article 20 - Nullity of Community plant variety rights


Article 21 - Cancellation of Community plant variety rights

 

 

Chapter V -Community Plant Variety Rights as Objects of Property

 

Article 22 - Assimilation with national laws

 

Article 23 - Transfer


Article 24 - Levy of execution


Article 25 - Bankruptcy or like proceedings


Article 26 - The application for a Community plant variety right as an object of property


Article 27 - Contractual exploitation rights


Article 28 - Joint holdership

 

Article 29 - Compulsory licensing

 

 

Part III - The Community Plant Variety Office

 

Chapter I - General Provisions

 

Article 30 - Legal status, sub-offices


Article 31 - Staff


Article 32 - Privileges and immunities


Article 33 - Liability

 

Article 33a - Access to documents


Article 34 - Languages


Article 35 - Decisions of the Office

 

 

Chapter II - The Administrative Council

 

Article 36 - Creation and powers


Article 37 - Composition


Article 38 - Chairmanship


Article 39 - Meetings


Article 40 - Place of meetings


Article 41 - Voting

 

 

Chapter III - Management of the Office

 

Article 42 - Functions and powers of the President


Article 43 - Appointment of senior officials


Article 44 - Control of legality

 

 

Chapter IV - The Boards of Appeal

 

Article 45 - Establishment and powers


Article 46 - Composition of the Boards of Appeal

 

Article 47 - Independence of the members of the Boards of Appeal

 

Article 48 - Exclusion and objection

 

 

Part IV - Proceedings Before the Office

 

Chapter I - Applications

 

Article 49 - Filing of applications

 

Article 50 - Conditions governing applications

 

Article 51 - Date of application

 

Article 52 - The right of priority

 

 

Chapter II - Examination

 

Article 53 - Formal examination of application

 

Article 54 - Substantive examination

 

Article 55 - Technical examination

 

Article 56 - The conduct of technical examinations

 

Article 57 - Examination reports

 

Article 58 - Costs of technical examinations

 

Article 59 - Objections to grant of right

 

Article 60 - Priority of a new application in the case of objections

 

 

Chapter III - Decisions

 

Article 61 - Refusal

 

Article 62 - Grant

 

Article 63 - Variety denomination

 

 

Chapter IV - The Maintenance of Community Plant Variety Rights

 

Article 64 - Technical verification


Article 65 - Report on the technical verification


Article 66 - Amendment of the variety denomination

 

 

Chapter V - Appeals

 

Article 67 - Decisions subject to appeal


Article 68 - Persons entitled to appeal and to be parties to appeal proceedings


Article 69 - Time limit and form


Article 70 - Interlocutory revision


Article 71 - Examination of appeals


Article 72 - Decision on appeal


Article 73 - Actions against decisions of the Boards of Appeal

 

Article 74 - Direct action 

 

 

Chapter VI - Miscellaneous Conditions Governing Proceedings

 

Article 75 - Statement of grounds on which decisions are based, right of audience

 

Article 76 - Examination of the facts by the Office of its own motion

 

Article 77 - Oral proceedings

 

Article 78 - Taking of evidence

 

Article 79 - Service

 

Article 80 - Restitutio in integrum


Article 81 - General principles

 

Article 82 - Procedural representative

 

 

Chapter VII - Fees, Settlment Costs

 

Article 83 - Fees

 

Article 84 - Termination of financial obligations

 

Article 85 - Apportionment of costs

 

Article 86 - Enforcement of decisions which determine the amount of costs

 

 

Chapter VIII - Registers

 

Article 87 - Establishment of the Registers

 

Article 88 - Public inspection

 

Article 89 - Periodical publications

 

Article 90 - Exchange of information and of publications

 

Article 91 - Administrative and legal cooperation

 

 

Part V - Impact on Other Laws

 

Article 92 - Cumulative protection prohibited

 

Article 93 - Application of national law

 

 

Part VI - Civil Law Claims, Infrigmenents, Jurisdiction

 

Article 94 - Infringement

 

Article 95 - Acts prior to grant of Community plant variety rights

 

Article 96 - Prescription

 

Article 97 - Supplementary application of national law regarding infringement

 

Article 98 - Claiming entitlement to a Community plant variety right

 

Article 99 - Obtaining identification of a variety

 

Article 100 - Consequences of a change in holdership of a Community plant variety right

 

Article 101 - Jurisdiction and procedure in legal actions relating to civil law claims

 

Article 102 - Supplementary provisions

 

Article 103 - Rules of procedure applicable

 

Article 104 - Entitlement to bring an action for infringement

 

Article 105 - Obligation of national courts or other bodies

 

Article 106 - Stay of proceedings


Article 107 - Penalties for infringement of Community plant variety rights

 

 

Part VII - Budget, Financial Control, Community Implementing Rules

 

Article 108 - Budget


Article 109 - Preparation of the budget


Article 110 - Implementation of the budget


Article 111 - Audit and control


Article 112 - Financial provisions


Article 113 - Fees regulations

 

Article 114 - Other implementing rules

 

Article 115 - Procedure

 

 

Part VIII - Transitional and Final Provisions

 

Article 116 - Derogations

 

Article 117 - Transitional provisions

 

Article 118 - Entry into force

 

 

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