Plant Breeders Rights

Plant Breeder’s Rights are exclusive commercial rights for a registered variety of plant, administered under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994.

Plant Breeder’s Rights can protect your intellectual property if you have developed, or are in the process of developing, a new plant variety.

Plant Breeder’s Rights provide exclusivity to: produce or reproduce the plant material, sell; import or export the plant material; condition the plant material for propagation; or stock the plant material for any of these purposes.

There are exceptions to the enforcement of Plant Breeder’s Rights.  If the variety of plant is used privately and for non-commercial purposes, for experimental purposes or for breeding other plant varieties, then this is not an infringement of any associated right.

Find out more about the filing requirements for Plant Breeders Rights.

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