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  • Prolongation of registration starts in 2022

    Prolongation of registration is a legal task that the Board for Plant Varieties will actively perform from 2022 onwards. According to the law, the registration of vegetable varieties and agricultural...

    01 oktober 2021

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  • Dutch Gazette September 2021

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated September 2021.

    20 september 2021

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  • Agenda meeting of the Board with its applicants

    This meeting will take place on Thursday 2 September 2021 from 10.00h - 12.00h. 

    You will find the agenda via this link.

     

    This meeting will be in Dutch. If there are questions concerning the demo please do not hesitate to ask.

    30 augustus 2021

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  • Dutch Gazette August 2021

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated August 2021.

    19 augustus 2021

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  • Save the Date Meeting of the Board for plant varieties with its applicants 2021

    Meeting of the Board for Plant Varieties with its applicants 2021

    On behalf of the Secretary of the Board for Plant Varieties I send you a ‘Save the Date’ for the meeting of the Board with its applicants. This meeting will take place on Thursday 2...

    03 augustus 2021

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  • Dutch Gazette July 2021

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated July 2021.

    26 juli 2021

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  • Dutch Gazette June 2021

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated may 2021.

    08 juli 2021

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  • Dutch Gazette May 2021

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated may 2021.

    17 mei 2021

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  • The UK has now been recognized as equivalent country!

    The EU has announced end of March 2021 that the United Kingdom (UK) has now been recognized as equivalent country. When a country outside the EU (a so-called ‘third country’) is declared equivalent, this means that the maintenance controls carried...

    28 april 2021

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  • Dutch Gazette April 2021

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated April 2021.

    23 april 2021

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  • Existing EU-Breeders´ Rights are now also declared valid in the United Kingdom (UK).

    This message only concerns European Breeders´ Rights. The Dutch Board is responsible for Dutch Breeders´ Rights (and/or listing). Nevertheless, we decided to publish the message below about European Breeders´ Rights and the consequences of Brexit,...

    23 maart 2021

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  • Dutch Gazette March 2021

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated March 2021.

    18 maart 2021

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  • Breeders´ Rights in case of bankruptcy of the holder of the Breeders´ Rights

    Question: what has to happen if a holder of Breeders´ Rights in the Dutch Variety Register (NRR) has been declared bankrupt in the meantime?

    Are the Breeders´ Rights still valid for the bankrupt company?

     

    Answer:

    05 maart 2021

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  • To all maintainers in the UK with varieties in the Dutch Variety Register NRR

    The United Kingdom (UK) has finally left the European Union (EU) on 31 December 2020. In 2020, a transition right was in force, until 31 December 2020. In this period all EU-regulations and laws were still in force for the UK.  This transition...

    05 maart 2021

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  • Dutch Gazette February 2021

    Please find enclosed the Dutch Gazette of the Board for Plant Variety dated February 2021.

    05 maart 2021

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  • New application form for applications for listing and grantion form for applications for listing and granting in the Netherlands

    In our previous newsletter we informed you about the adapted working method for breeder’s co-trials as from the 1st of March. The application form has been adapted so you will be able to fill in directly the information about breeder’s co-trials for...

    27 februari 2021

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  • Fees 2021

    With this message you will receive the fees of the Board for Plant Varieties for the year 2021. These fees have been approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

    31 december 2020

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  • Full memorandum maintenance policy published in English

    In this memorandum of 2019 the Rvp policy is published about the inspection of maintenance of a variety in agricultural crops or vegetable crops.

    A summary in English was already published on the website, but now, the full text is published in...

    24 december 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette December 2020

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

    24 december 2020

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  • Update Brexit

    The effects on trading position of vegetable, fruit, agricultural crops, and propagating material of forest crops: termination of the transition right on 31 December 2020. Read here the hole Update

    15 december 2020

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  • Dutch Gazette November 2020

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

    17 november 2020

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  • Update Technical Questionnaire (TQ) Bean

    Update Technical Questionnaire (TQ) Bean

    News publication date: 05 October 2020

    The Technical Questionnaire (TQ) for bean has been updated due to changes in the CPVO protocol. 

     

    What is changed?

    The following characteristic has been added to...

    03 november 2020

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  • 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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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

 

Bankaccount: IBAN: NL82RABO0300017057