Implementing rules for the application of the Community Plant Variety Regulation

Commission Regulation (EC) No 874/2009 of 17 September 2009 establishing implementing rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 as regards proceedings before the Community Plant Variety Office

 

Preamble

 

Title I - Parties to proceedings, office and examination offices

 

Chapter I - Parties to proceedings

 

Article 1 - Parties to proceedings

 

Article 2 - Designation of parties to proceedings 

 

Article 3 - Languages of parties to proceedings

 

Article 4 - Languages in oral proceedings and in the taking of evidence 

 

Article 5 - Translation of documents of parties to proceedings 

 

 

Chapter II - The Office

 

Section 1 - Committees of the Office

 

Article 6 - Qualification of members of the Committees 

 

Article 7 - Decisions of the Committee 

 

Article 8 - Power of individual members of the Committees 

 

Article 9 - Role of the President 

 

Article 10 - Consultations 

 

 

Section 2 - Boards of Appeal

 

Article 11 - Boards of Appeal 

 

Article 12 - Registry attached to a Board of Appeal

 

 

Chapter III - Examination Offices

 

Article 13 - Designation of an Examination Office referred to in Article 55(1) of the basic Regulation 

 

Article 14 - Designation of an agency or establishment of a sub-office referred to in Article 55(2) of the basic Regulation 

 

Article 15 - Procedure for designation 

 

 

Title II - Specific proceedings before the office

 

Chapter I - Application for a Community plant variety right

 

Section 1 - Actions of the applicant 

 

Article 16 - Filing of the application 

 

Article 17 - Receipt of the application 

 

Article 18 - Conditions laid down in Article 50(1) of the basic Regulation 

 

Article 19 - Conditions referred to in Article 50(2) of the basic Regulation  

 

Article 20 - Claiming priority 

 

Article 21 - Entitlement to a Community plant variety right during proceedings 

 

 

Section 2 - Conduct of the technical examination

 

Article 22 - Decision on test guidelines 

 

Article 23 - Powers vested in the President of the Office

 

Article 24 - Notification by the Office of the Examination Office 

 

Article 25 - Cooperation between the Office and the Examination Office 

 

Article 26 - Form of the examination reports 

 

Article 27 - Other examination reports 

 

 

Section 3 - Variety denomination

 

Article 28 - Proposal for a variety denomination 

 

Article 29 - Examination of a proposal 

 

Article 30 - Guidelines for variety denomination  

 

 

Chapter II - Objection

 

Article 31 - Filing of objections 

 

Article 32 - Rejection of objections  

 

 

Chapter III - Maintenance of Community plant variety rights

 

Article 33 - Obligations of the holder under Article 64(3) of the basic Regulation 

 

Article 34 - Technical verification of the protected variety 

 

Article 35 - Other material to be used for a technical verification 

 

Article 36 - Amendments of the variety denominations 

 

 

Chapter IV - Community licences to be granted by the Office

 

 

Section 1 - Compulsory licences pursuant to Article 29 of the basic Regulation

 

Article 37 - Applications for a compulsory licence 

 

Article 38 - Examination of the application for a compulsory licence

 

Article 39 - Tenure of a Community plant variety right during the proceedings

 

Article 40 - Contents of the decision on the application 

 

Article 41 - Grant of a compulsory licence 

 

Article 42 - Conditions pertaining to the person to whom a compulsory licence is granted 

 

Article 43 - Category of persons satisfying specific requirements pursuant to Article 29(2) of the basic Regulation 

 

 

Section 2 - Exploitation rights pursuant to Article 100(2) of the basic Regulation

 

Article 44 - Exploitation rights pursuant to Article 100(2) of the basic Regulation 

 

 

Title III - Proceedings before the Board of Appeal

 

Article 45 - Contents of the notice of appeal 

 

Article 46 - Receipt of the notice of appeal  

 

Article 47 - Participation as a party to the appeal proceedings 

 

Article 48 - Role of the Office 

 

Article 49 - Rejection of the appeal as inadmissible  

 

Article 50 - Oral proceedings 

 

Article 51 - Examination of appeals  

 

Article 51a - Several appeals

 

Article 52 - Decision on the appeal  

 

 

Title IV - General provisions relating to proceedings

 

Chapter I - Decisions, communications and documents

 

Article 53 - Decisions 

 

Article 53a - Proceedings for nullity and cancellation

 

Article 54 - Certificate for a Community plant variety right  

 

Article 55 - Communications

 

Article 56 - Right of audience 

 

Article 57 - Documents filed by parties to proceedings 

 

Article 58 - Documentary evidence  

 

 

Chapter II - Oral proceedings and taking of evidence

 

Article 59 - Summons to oral proceedings 

 

Article 60 - Taking of evidence by the Office 

 

Article 61 - Commissioning of experts 

 

Article 62 - Costs of taking evidence 

 

Article 63 - Minutes of oral proceedings and of taking of evidence 

 

 

Chapter III - Service

 

Article 64 - General provisions on service 

 

Article 64a - Service by electronic means or other technical means

 

Article 65 - Service by post 

 

Article 66 - Service by hand delivery 

 

Article 66a - Service to procedural representatives

 

Article 67 - Public notice 

 

Article 68 - Irregularities in service

 

 

Chapter IV - Time limits and interruption of proceedings

 

Article 69 - Computation of time limits 

 

Article 70 - Duration of time limits 

 

Article 71 - Extension of time limits 

 

Article 72 - Interruption of proceedings 

 

 

Chapter V - Procedural representatives

 

Article 73 - Designation of a procedural representative 

 

Article 74 - Credentials of procedural representatives 

 

 

Chapter VI - Apportionment and determination of costs

 

Article 75 - Awards of costs 

 

Article 76 - Determination of costs 

 

Article 77 - Settlement of costs 

 

 

Title V - Information given to the public

 

Chapter I - Registers, public inspection and publications

 

Section 1 - The Registers

 

Article 78 - Entries related to proceedings and to Community plant variety rights, to be entered in the Registers

 

Article 79 - Entry of transfer of a Community plant variety right 

 

Article 80 - Conditions for entries in the Registers 

 

Article 81 - Conditions for specific entries in the Registers 

 

Article 82 - Public inspection of the Registers 

 

 

Section 2 - Keeping of documents, public inspection of documents and varieties grown

 

Article 83 - Keeping of the files 

 

Article 84 - Access to documents held by the Office 

 

Article 85 - Inspection of the growing of the varieties 

 

Article 86 - Confidential information 

 

 

Section 3 - Publications

 

Article 87 - Official Gazette

 

Article 88 - Publication of applications for exploitation rights to be granted by the Office and decisions thereon 

 

Article 89 - Publication of appeals and decisions thereon 

 

 

Chapter II - Administrative and legal cooperation

 

Article 90 - Communication of information 

 

Article 91 - Inspection by or via courts or public prosecutors’ offices of the Member States

 

Article 92 - Procedure for letters rogatory 

 

 

Title VI - Final provisions

 

Article 93  

 

Article 94 - Entry into force  

 

 

Annex I 

 

Annex II  

 

Annex III

 

Disclaimer

Text in force at 06-01-2019. The text can be verified at EUR-LEX. Titles of articles have been added for convenience, but are lacking in the official text, IP-PorTal.