Registration of Fruit Varieties in the French Catalogue

Before a new variety can be placed on the market in Europe, it must undergo DUS testing for registration in the French Catalogue or for protection.

The French Catalogue and Results for the Plant and Seed Sectors

Data acquired from the technical examinations for registration can also be widely used in other contexts.

Plant Variety Protection

A new variety can be protected by a specific intellectual property right, called a Plant Variety Right.

Marketing and Certification of Seeds and Propagating Material of Fruit Species

All fruit propagating material that is marketed in the EU must adhere to strict requirements.

Our Services

GEVES provides services and analyses across all cultivated species, on seeds, seedlings, and plants.

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In view of the French government's lockdown measures relating to COVID-19, GEVES’s activities have been significantly altered and our staff are working from home wherever possible. GEVES is currently maintaining its official missions which cannot be deferred.

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