A specialised organisation at your service to guide you through your applications for plant variety protection.
The French National Office for Plant Breeders' Rights reports to the Ministry of Agriculture. The Head of INOV is appointed directly by the Ministry with an official notice of appointment, and carries out his or her duties independently of any other hierarchical or supervising authority.
Access to the Official INOV Gazette, with the option of receiving an e-alert for upcoming editions.
Variety Denomination Testing
On request from the INOV secretariat (fee charged)
All applicants, if they wish, may request INOV to check denomination availability and examine a series of denomination propositions prior to future applications.
INOV is run by a two-person team:
Head of INOV activities
2 December 1961 International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants – UPOV
11 June 1970 Plant Variety Protection Act
7 June 1971 Creation of French Plant Variety by Decree No. 71-454
27 July 1994 CPVO established with Regulation No. 2100/94
8 December 2011 INOV set up by Act No. 2011-1843
27 April 2012 France signs the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention (currently in force)
27 June 2014 Decree No. 2014-731 regarding INOV
9 September 2014 Nomination of 1st Head of INOV
25 October 2016 Nomination of 2nd Head of INOV
Posted 11/23/2017 | Last modification 10/30/2018
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