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Plant Variety information
What a Plant Variety Protection is 

Vegetable obtaining is a new variety (hybrids, lines, clones etc.), created or discovered, of a genera or species.

The title of protection, called "Certificat d'Obtention Végétale" (certificate of vegetable obtaining) is delivered following the application at the "Comité de la Protection des Obtentions Végétales" (CPOV), depending from Ministry for Agriculture. The protection can last 25 years from the delivery. 

Procedure and fees 

Plant variety protection comes under the competence of the CPOV.

CPOV
11 Rue Jean Nicot
75007 Paris

Tél. : +331 42 75 90 00 - Fax : +331 47 05 99 66