UPOV Lex

UPOV Notification No. 96
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Accession by the European Community

The Secretary-General of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to inform him of the deposit by the Council of the European Union, on June 29, 2005, of the instrument of accession of the European Community to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, on October 23, 1978, and on March 19, 1991.

The said International Convention will enter into force, with respect to the European Community, on July 29, 2005. On that date, the European Community will become a member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, founded by the said International Convention.

For the purpose of determining its share in the total amount of the annual contributions to the budget of UPOV, five (5.0) contribution units are applicable to the European Community.

June 29, 2005