Plant breeder's rights

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What is PBR?

Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) are used to protect new varieties of plants that are distinct, uniform and stable.

A PBR is legally enforceable and gives you, the owner, exclusive rights to commercially use it, sell it, direct the production, sale and distribution of it, and receive royalties from the sale of plants.

Before you apply

If you have developed a new plant variety, you should consider applying for a PBR to protect it.

Before you apply, you'll need to decide if registering a plant breeder's right is appropriate for your plant, where you want to register it and what is involved in the application process.

Do some basic research to make sure your variety is new and distinctive and that you will be eligible. Search the PBR database to see if someone else has already bred your variety.

Applying for PBR is straight forward. However you should familiarise yourself with the application process before you apply.

To ensure you make the right decision, see our broad list of topics below.

Last Updated: 22/12/2015

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