Payment

Payment of Fees

The EAF will not affect the fees that PVP Offices receive per application. The PVP Office application fee will be according to crop and PVP Office and will need to be paid directly to the PVP Office concerned, or through the EAF via the e-pay system. The payment route is determined by the PVP Office.

The EAF fee, for 2017-2018, is 150 Swiss francs per variety application data submission per PVP Office. Payments need to be made via the e-pay system.

Payments via the e-pay system can be made by credit card or bank transfer. The following link contains the General Terms and Conditions of Payment.

PBR Authority EAF fee PVP Office fee Currency
Argentina 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Australia 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Chile 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
China 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Colombia 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
France 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Kenya 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Netherlands 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
New Zealand 227
  • Apple Fruit Varieties, Lettuce, Potato: 500
  • Rose: 300
NZD
Norway 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Republic of Moldova 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Switzerland 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Tunisia 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Turkey 140 400 EUR
United States of America 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF
Uruguay 150 To be paid directly to the PVP Office CHF

General Terms and Conditions

The present terms and conditions apply to all services provided by UPOV for which payment is due. Use of services provided by UPOV involves acceptance of all the terms and conditions set out below without any modification thereof.

UPOV provides services to breeders for filing applications and transmitting data to the authorities entrusted with the task of granting breeders’ rights (PBR authority) via the UPOV Electronic Application Form (EAF). Fees or registration charges may be due as a result of said services.

The fees or registration charges required for services provided by UPOV are payable in the currency or currencies defined by the existing legal texts according to the schedules or related tables which are available on our website.

Payment methods

The following payment methods are authorized: bank transfer and credit card subject to availability of online payment.

  • Bank transfer
    Please refer to the terms of payment (bank details) relating to the requested service. Banking charges, commissions relating to transfers and other amounts which could be deducted from a payment made to UPOV must be borne by the party making the payment. The payment must able to be identified and include the name of the payer and the relevant reason for payment.
  • Online payment by credit card
    Only the following credit cards are accepted: a) Visa; b) MasterCard; c) Diners; d) Discover.
    Payment is considered to have been made upon receipt of the debit authorization by UPOV. If the transaction fails for one reason or another, payment is considered not to have been made (this is equally valid even if the payer is not responsible for the failed transaction). If UPOV is debited by the company issuing the credit card for a sum which was originally paid, owing to an objection by the card holder, the payment shall be considered not to have been made.

Refunds

In case of cancellation, excess amounts paid, errors or technical problems, refunds shall only be made in the name of the person or entity that made the initial payment in accordance with the policy applied by UPOV.

In case of liability incurred by UPOV, refund charges shall be borne by UPOV. If the liability is incurred by the client, refund charges shall be borne by the client.

Secure payment security

Certain essential information must be provided in order to pay by credit card. This information shall not be stored in a permanent UPOV data base.

The UPOV website is provided with a security system. The SSL/TLS encryption process has been adopted and implemented.

UPOV applies “PCI DSS 3.0”standard guidelines in order to optimize security and authentication of electronic payments.

Online payment

UPOV services are provided via the Internet. Online access is in principle available 24 hours per day but can be affected by temporary disruptions or interruptions occurring during the payment of a service provided by UPOV, particularly as a result of technical dysfunctions, disturbances, disruptions or interruptions of communication networks or arising from an IT infrastructure failure or failure of other parts of infrastructure required to carry out the payment of said service. UPOV does not grant any warranty with respect to the permanent availability and absence of errors for proposed online operations.

UPOV expressly reserves the right to modify the present payment conditions at any moment and to apply said modifications with immediate effect.

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