Following the law n° 2011-1862 of 13 December 2011 regarding the repartition of litigations and the alleviation of some court proceedings, Article L. 623-31 of the French intellectual property code is amended from 1st January 2013 and does not include any longer any minimal number of courts of first instance specialised in the field of varieties of plants, whose number could not be less than ten before.

Decree n°2013-1 of 2 January 2013 regarding the courts of first instance specialised in actions regarding varieties of plants amends by coordination the code of judicial organisation.