News

  • Dutch Gazette October 2020

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated October 2020.

    19 oktober 2020

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  • Modification TQ Lily

    There are a several characteristics added on the TQ Lily: character 14, 37 and 39.

    This is for making comparator searches easier.

    Also there are added two hybrid groups by question 07.04.02.

    These are de groups: "Oriental hybrid x trumped hybrid"...

    16 oktober 2020

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  • Submit your application for listing and/or plant breeder’s rights on time

    There is an closing date for each crop for filing an application at the Board for Plant Varieties.

    This means that on this date, the application form, the TQ (Technical Questionnaire) and payment of the application fee must be received by this...

    08 oktober 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette September 2020

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated September 2020.

    24 september 2020

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  • Update Brexit 10 September 2020

    Brexit: consequences for the marketing position of vegetables and agricultural crops: a transition right is in force

    As a consequence of the Brexit, the United Kingdom (UK) is no longer a member of the EU since 31 January 2020. From this time, the...

    10 september 2020

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  • Update various Technical Questionnaire (TQ)

    The CPVO protocol of Artichoke have been changed.

    This has been implemented in the Technical Questionnaires (TQ's) of the Board for Plant Varieties.

     

    What is changed?

    Characteristic 41 is added 

     

    The current version of the TQ can always be...

    25 augustus 2020

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  • Meeting with applicants Autumn 2020 and state-of-the-art of implementing the prolongation of registration

    Last year (2019) a meeting with the applicants was organized for everyone who applies for national listing and/or national Plant Breeders´ Rights at the Dutch Board for Plant Varieties.

    This meeting for Autumn 2020 is canceled. The main reason is...

    25 augustus 2020

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  • Modified FAQ's Hemp

    Modified FAQ’s Hemp
    Several topics must be considered when you submit an application for Hemp.
    These are explained in the FAQ’s. The FAQ’s are modified, the changes are:
    - The sequence of the FAQ’s are re-grouped thoroughly. By this reason the...

    20 augustus 2020

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  • Update various Technical Questionnaire (TQ)

    The CPVO protocol of Pea have been changed.

    This has been implemented in the Technical Questionnaires (TQ's) of the Board for Plant Varieties.

     

    What is changed?

    Characteristic 37; number 2 has been changed into number 9

    Characteristic 56;...

    18 augustus 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette August 2020

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated August 2020.

    18 augustus 2020

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  • Publishing of variety descriptions

    From 15th of June 2020 variety descriptions can be downloaded online from the National Variety Register. This is part of the website of the Board for Plant Varieties. Variety descriptions of registered varieties are public information.

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    17 augustus 2020

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  • Update various Technical Questionnaires (TQ's)

    The CPVO protocols of spinach, melon, tomato and tomato rootstock have been changed.
    This has been implemented in the Technical Questionnaires (TQ's) of the Board for Plant Varieties.

    What is changed?...

    13 augustus 2020

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  • Revision Technical Questionnaire (TQ's)

    For the submission of an application for listing and/or Breeders´ Rights, the drafting of a Technical Questionnaire (TQ) is obligatory. These TQ´s contain important information for the design of the DUS-trials and an efficient carrying out of the...

    03 augustus 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette July 2020

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated June 2020.

    24 juli 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette June 2020

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated June 2020.

    18 juni 2020

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  • New TQ curly kale, kale

    Following the changes in classification of various vegetable crops/crop groups and the obligation to register varieties of palm kale and tronchuda, a new technical questionnaire has been developed. This TQ is to be used for curly kale, palm kale and...

    11 juni 2020

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  • Modification of submission requirements asparagus (vegetatively propagated)

    The submission requirements for listing and Plant Breeders’ Rights testing of the species asparagus have been modified. The submission period of the identity material has been changed into 15-31 May.

    28 mei 2020

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  • Announcements

    From now onwards, the letters about administrative and/or legal decisions of the Board will be submitted by e-mail to the applicant and/or representative. These messages concern:

    • all official documents about listing and/or granting of Breeders´...
    28 mei 2020

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  • Changes in the classification of various vegetable crops and crop groups in the EU-common catalogue

    In July 2019 the EU-implementing directive 2019/990 came into force. In short, this implies that several common names of crops and crop groups are changed, or added, or removed. In some cases, this results in changes in the grouping of varieties in...

    28 mei 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette May 2020

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated April 2020.

    25 mei 2020

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  • Modification of submission requirements fennel

    The submission requirements for listing and Plant Breeders’ Rights testing of the species fennel have been modified. The final application date has been changed into the 1st of March. The submission date of the identity material has been changed...

    04 mei 2020

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  • Prolongation of registration postponed

    In the meeting of the Board for Plant Varieties of 13 November 2019 it was communicated that the procedure for prolongation of registration would start in 2020. In the meantime, this implementation has been postponed, and now we attempt to implement...

    29 april 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette April 2020

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated April 2020.

    16 april 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette March 2020

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated March 2020.

    16 april 2020

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  • Message about the Corona-crisis.

    The Corona-crisis has impact on the whole society

     

    Also the Board of plant varieties does its upmost in reducing the spreading of the Corona virus. The Board acts according the advices, guidelines and measures of the RIVM and the Dutch...

    26 maart 2020

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  • Plant passport with Plant Breeders' Rights applications

    Do you want to send plant material to Naktuinbouw for DUS testing? Please ensure a correct plant passport accompanies the sample. Read more...

    19 maart 2020

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  • From Crop Committees to External Crop Experts

    In DUS testing for ornamental crops, crop committees give advice on similar varieties. As of 1 January 2020, the responsibility for the crop committees has been transferred from the Board for Plant Varieties to Naktuinbouw. Naktuinbouw has...

    19 maart 2020

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  • New release of UPOV Prisma

    Applications in all species for Dutch plant breeders rights/listing and at the same time for plant breeders rights in one of the other UPOV member states, can be done easily through the online module of UPOV; Prisma. There is a new release of Prisma...

    09 maart 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette February 2020

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated October 2019.

    25 februari 2020

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  • Application deadline for potato

    With this message the Dutch Board for Plant Varieties draws attention for an extended application deadline for potato.

    In this exceptional case the term to apply for Dutch national PBR and/or listing is prolonged until January 31th 2020.

    In case...

    24 januari 2020

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  • Policy about the inspection of maintenance 2019

    Summary

    In this memorandum the policy is published about the inspection of maintenance of a variety in agricultural crops or vegetable crops. The maintainer has the obligation to maintain the varieties which are included in the Dutch Variety...

    09 januari 2020

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  • Fees 2020

    The Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality has adopted the fees for 2020. As from the 1st of January 2020 these fees are applicable. 

    07 januari 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette December 2019

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated October 2019.

    17 december 2019

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  • Hemp

    Because of huge numbers of SPAM mails every company is confronted with also at the Board for Plant Varieties we have a spamfilter. This may cause some mails relating to Cannabis to be rejected. To ensure your mails regarding Cannabis get through we...

    25 november 2019

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  • Dutch Gazette November 2019

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated October 2019.

    22 november 2019

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  • Modification procedure take over DUS report

    As from now on only a completed application form is necessary when applying for listing and or plant breeders rights on the basis of a take-over of the DUS-report of another UPOV member state. For these applications the technical questionnaire is...

    22 november 2019

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  • Dutch Gazette October 2019

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated September 2019.

    21 oktober 2019

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  • Dutch Gazette September 2019

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated September 2019.

    23 september 2019

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  • Save the date open meeting applicant 13 November 2019

    Dear applicants,

     

    By this email I invite you to participate in an open meeting with the applicants, organized by the (Dutch) Board for Plant Varieties. This meeting will be held in the afternoon of 13 November 2019 in Roelofarendsveen.

     

    Some...

    19 september 2019

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  • Dutch Gazette August 2019

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated August 2019.

    20 augustus 2019

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  • Invoicing of application fees

    In close consultation with the Tax Authorities, Naktuinbouw invoices the application fees for Plant Breeders’ Rights and national listing of plant varieties on behalf of the Board for Plant Varieties without VAT. This has been effective as from 1...

    29 juli 2019

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  • Dutch Gazette July 2019

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated July 2019.

    22 juli 2019

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  • Dutch Gazette June 2019

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated June 2019.

    25 juni 2019

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  • Thiram treated seed not acceptable anymore

    As from January 30, 2020, it is not allowed to sow seed treated with Thiram. Therefore, from now it is forbidden to send in treated seed for a DUS examination. 

    All these types of samples have to be sown (also) after January 2020. Until now...

    02 mei 2019

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  • New crops available for “Online applications listing and plant breeder’s rights”

    The Technical Questionnaires (TQ’s) for the following crops are added:   
    Asparagus, Curly Kale, Fennel, French Bean, Garlic, Eggplant, Endive, Kohlrabi, Leaf Chicory, Leek, Parsley, Radish, Runner Bean, Savoy Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Tomato Rootstock,...

    30 april 2019

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  • Gazette March 2019

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated March 2019.

    09 april 2019

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  • New! Apply online for listing and Plant Breeder's Rights in the Netherlands

    You can apply for listing and Plant Breeder's Rights in the Netherlands via the CPVO module. The module is self-explanatory, step by step you will be guided through the...

    07 maart 2019

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  • Gazette January 2019

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated January 2019.

    07 februari 2019

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  • Gazette December 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated December 2018.

    20 december 2018

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  • Brexit: consequences for the marketing position of vegetables and agricultural crops (repeated reminder)

    As a consequence of the imminent Brexit, the United Kingdom (UK) will no longer be a member of the EU as from 30 March 2019. From such time, the UK will be considered a ‘third country’. This will change our trade relationship with the UK. The...

    30 november 2018

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  • Gazette October 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated October 2018.

    23 oktober 2018

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  • Gazette September 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated September 2018.

    25 september 2018

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  • Gazette August 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated July 2018.

    20 augustus 2018

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  • The appointment- and honourable discharge of members of Walking reference committees

    With the publication of this decision, the Board for Plant Varieties notifies the appointment of 3 experts in various walking reference committees. From Januari 1st 2018 onwards, the following persons are appointed: mr. J.A.J. Kester...

    09 augustus 2018

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  • Gazette July 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated July 2018.

    07 augustus 2018

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  • Gazette June 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated June 2018.

    26 juni 2018

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  • Gazette May 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated May 2018.

    24 mei 2018

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  • Contact information Board for Plant Varieties

    You submit your applications for Dutch plant breeders' rights and / or listing to the Board for Plant Varieties. You can also contact the Board for questions about the procedure, rates, submission requirements and required forms for submitting Dutch...

    17 mei 2018

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  • Gazette April 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated March 2018.

    17 april 2018

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  • Gazette March 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated February 2018.

    03 april 2018

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  • Brexit: consequences for the marketing position of vegetables and agricultural crops

    As consequence of the imminent Brexit, the United Kingdom (UK) will no longer be a member of the EU as from 30 March 2019. From such time, the UK will be considered a ‘third country’. This will change our trade relationship with the UK. This article...

    27 maart 2018

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  • Gazette Februari 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated February 2018.

    27 februari 2018

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  • Gazette January 2018

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated January 2018.

    19 januari 2018

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  • VCU TQ's

    As from now on the VCU TQ's are also available in English.

    21 december 2017

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  • Gazette December 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated December 2017.

    21 december 2017

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  • Fees 2018

    The fees for 2018 have been adopted by the Ministry for Economic Affairs.

    As from the 1st of January 2018 these fees are applicable.

     

    Changes as from the 1st of January 2018

    Due to developments in prices and salaries the fees of 2017 have been...

    20 december 2017

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  • Gazette November 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated September 2017.

    28 november 2017

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  • Gazette October 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated October 2017.

    02 november 2017

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  • Gazette September 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated September 2017.

    03 oktober 2017

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  • Gazette August 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated August 2017.

    24 augustus 2017

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  • Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated July 2017.

    03 augustus 2017

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  • Update of overview with forestry stands

    Update of overview with forestry stands

    Recently the overview with the registrered forestry stands of the Netherlands has been updated. This overview can be found here. The overview with the registered forestry stands of all EU member states has...

    04 juli 2017

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  • Gazette June 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated June 2017.

    27 juni 2017

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  • Gazette May 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated May 2017.

    19 mei 2017

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  • Gazette March 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated February 2017.

    28 maart 2017

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  • VCU protocol for winterwheat

    Now available: an English version of the VCU protocol for winterwheat. English versions of VCU protocols of other species will be available during 2017. 

    02 maart 2017

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  • Announcement

    With this publication the Board for Plant Varieties announces the appointment of some new experts in the walking reference collections for ornamentals. The experts, appointed in these committees have the authority to advise the Board for Plant...

    28 februari 2017

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  • Gazette February 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated January 2017.

    23 februari 2017

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  • FRUMATIS (Fruit Reproductive Material Information System)

    An overview with fruit varieties which have been granted or registered within the EU is available on this link.

    In December 2016 all EU member states have notified their national lists. For each variety you can find information e.g. on the status...

    15 februari 2017

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  • Procedure regarding publishing variety descriptions on the website

    Since 2009, we have published variety descriptions of the varieties which have been granted Plant Breeders’ Rights or are listed in the Netherlands on the  Naktuinbouw website. The descriptions of the listed varieties are accessible as public...

    26 januari 2017

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  • Gazette January 2017

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated January 2017.

    26 januari 2017

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  • Gazette December 2016

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated November 2016.

    02 januari 2017

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  • Gazette November 2016

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated November 2016.

    02 december 2016

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  • New application form

    The application form for the submission of applications for listing and/or granting Dutch PBR has been revised.

    The new version of the application form is more linked to the lay-out and electronical systems of UPOV and CPVO.

    The new version can be...

    09 mei 2016

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  • Submission of Dutch national applications via the online system on the CPVO-website

    Submission of Dutch national applications via the online system on the CPVO-website

    As from now on it is possible to submit online applications for listing in The Netherlands (Board for plant varieties) or France (GEVES) and/or plant breeders...

    01 februari 2016

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  • Meeting for the applicants 19 October 2015

    At the 19th of October the meeting for the applicants has been organised by Naktuinbouw and the Dutch board for plant varieties.

    The agenda and presentations which were presented during the meeting can be found here.

    In case you should have...

    20 oktober 2015

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  • Announcement

    The Dutch board for plant varieties and Naktuinbouw invite you kindly to participate the meeting for applicants on the 19th of October 2015.

    This meeting will take place in hotel ‘de Wageningsche Berg’, Generaal Foulkeslaan 96, 6703 DS in...

    01 september 2015

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  • Contact information Dutch Board for Plant varieties

    In order to be sure that applications for the execution of a DUS-test for listing and/or (Dutch) plant breeders rights, correspondence and questions/requests arrive in the right office and therefore can be dealt with efficiently, we request you to...

    20 juli 2015

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  • Online Dutch variety register has been modified

    As from now on for each variety which has been notified in the Dutch variety register the status ‘a’ or ‘b’ will be mentioned. 

    The mentioning is stated in the column ‘Variety status’. Below you can find the meaning of the variety status a or b. 

    ...
    13 juli 2015

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  • Clearing the Dutch Variety Register of Field Crops (deletions from the National List)

    The marketing of plant reproductive material of agricultural varieties is based on the listing of the variety in one of the EU Member States and on the subsequent addition to the EU Common Catalogue.
     
    These varieties are included in the Dutch...

    14 april 2015

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  • New EU directives: mandatory registration of fruit varieties

    Per January 2017 new directives Fruit crops will be effective. The introduction of this has implications for the cultivation and trade of fruit tree growers. 

    On 24 February 2015 there has been meeting at Naktuinbouw to discuss the implications on...

    07 april 2015

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  • Complaints about the increased testing fee for DUS testing

    Naktuinbouw received complaints about the increase in testing fees for DUS testing.
    The complaints seem to focus mainly on the increase of the fees for DUS testing which are charged by the CPVO as from the 1st of January 2015. For some species...

    25 maart 2015

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  • Appointment Krieno A. Fikkert (67) as Of Counsel at CMS

    Krieno A. Fikkert (67) has been appointed Of Counsel for CMS as of January 1, 2015. Krieno specializes in plant variety rights (national and international). After studying law (Leiden University), he started as a lawyer at the then Ministry of...

    14 januari 2015

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  • The online Dutch variety register has been renewed

    The online Dutch variety register has been renewed

    The online Dutch variety register has a new set up. The lay-out has been modified and besides that search possibities have been extended, and is it also possible from now on to export information...

    23 december 2014

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  • Change botanical name tomato crop

    As of March 31, a change in the botanical name for the specie tomato as specified in EU directive 2013/45 will be applicable.

    In the EU directive 2013/45 it has been stated that the botanical name of the species tomato will have to be mentioned as...

    24 maart 2014

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  • New website Board for Plant Varieties

    As of January 1, 2014 the new website of the Board for Plant Varieties is live. A fresh, bright and user-friendly design. First intention of the website is to guide the main group of users of the website - the applicants – in a structured way...

    30 december 2013

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Contact for information?

Do you have a question when applying for Plant Breeders’ Rights or registration? Please contact us at teamsupport@rasraad.nl or

Telephone number:

+31 (0)71 332 6137

You can also go to the contactpage (click here)

 

Board for Plant Varieties

Visiting address:

Sotaweg 22, 2371 GD Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands

 

Postal address:

P.O. Box 14, 2370 AA Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands