Plant breeders' rights

Information on how plant breeders can protect new plant varieties like an inventor protects a new invention with a patent.


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What are plant breeders' rights?

Plant breeders' rights allow plant breeders to obtain exclusive rights to produce and sell reproductive material from their new plant variety. Learn more about plant breeding and intellectual property.

Guide to plant breeders' rights

This guide looks at what plant breeders' rights are and how to apply for those rights.

Apply for plant breeders' rights

Find out about the application, examination and grant of rights.

Look up varieties

Access lists of plant varieties by crop kind, denomination or botanical name.

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