The Community Plant Variety Office is to reduce the annual fee for granted Community Plant Variety Rights from the current level of EUR 300 per annum to EUR 250 per annum, with effect from 1 January 2014.

This is partly the result of lobbying by our friends at CIOPORA, the organisation for breeders of ornamental and fruit plant varieties. Breeders should consider joining CIOPORA if not already members.