NATIONAL LISTING AND PBR PROTECTION OFFICE

The National Listing and PBR Protection Office is responsible for all factual, formal and documental matters related to the applications for addition to the National List as well as applications for the national PBR protection, i.e.:

keeping the national list of varieties (NLI),
keeping the register of varieties protected by Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR),
keeping the documentation of varieties applied for NLI and PBR,
co-operation with the Planning of Experiments and Coordination of Post-Registration Trials Department, in the range of planning of testing and trials, with the varieties applied for NLI and PBR,
co-operation with the DUS Testing Department in the range of DUS testing,
  co-operation with the VCU Assessment Department in the range of VCU examination,
notifying the breeders and breeder's representatives (agents) of variety acceptance for the official examinations,
coordination of the activities of the DUS Testing Department and the VCU Assessment Department, in the range of recommending of registration suggestions on the variety release committees; technical attendance of the variety release committees,
issuing of the relevant decisions concerning variety listing and granting of PBR protection,
sending to the breeders the final reports on technical examinations,
preparation of data for publication of the COBORU Official Gazette as well as for the national lists of varieties of agricultural, vegetable and fruit plants,
co-operation with the European Commission,
co-operation with the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV),
co-operation with the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO),
notifying the European Commission and Member States of all matters related to national listing,
delivering of the materials resulting from the work of the Office for publication on our website,
issuing of the decisions on grant of authorization to place on the market of seed intended for tests and trials purposes belonging to varieties of agricultural and vegetable plant species, accepted for the official testing,
notifying the European Commission and Member States of all applications and grants of authorizations to place on the market variety seed material intended for tests and trials purposes.

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