To be registered in the Official Catalogue of Species and Varieties, and to obtain a Plant Variety Right (PVR), a plant variety must have an approved denomination in accordance with the legislation in force.
To propose a variety denomination as part of a National Listing application, please fill in the Variety Denomination Proposal Form (Formulaire de proposition de dénomination variétale).
To propose a variety denomination after filling the PVR application, please use the INOV Variety Denomination Proposal Form.
To find out the main points of the regulation and the administrative process for a variety denomination, you can read the “Information notice on variety denominations”.
Considering the delays in processing and publishing a denomination (at least four months), it is recommended to anticipate the submission of proposals in order not to postpone the registration/protection of varieties in case of refusal.
To follow the publication of the proposed dénominations, you can consult the INOV Official Gazette.
In case of refusal of a variety denomination, you will be informed by an official letter.