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The searchable Plant Breeder's Rights database contains information on all PBR varieties in Australia.
A detailed description and image is available if the variety has been granted full rights under Section 44 of the Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994 or Section 26 of the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987 (the previous legislation).
This database does not include information on the varieties for which PBR applications are currently in 'received' status (i.e. varieties for which applications have been lodged, but the acceptance process is still pending). For more information on varieties in received status, please contact us.
You can also log onto the Interactive Variety Description System (IVDS).
If you know the genus or species of the variety you wish to search for, select it in the Genus and Species fields.
The Variety, Synonym, Common name, Title holder, Application number and Agent fields allow you to type in keywords to search within those fields.
For example, if you enter 'rose' in the Variety field, the search will look for all records that contain the word 'rose' in the Variety field. In this case, varieties such as 'Pink Rose', 'Rose Butterfly' and 'Primrose Petite' will be displayed.
The received, accepted and granted dates can be searched by entering dates into the Start date field and the Finish date field. Leave one or both of these fields blank to narrow or broaden your search as shown in the table.
|Start date||Finish date||Result|
|x||y||Search the selected field where the date falls on or between x and y|
|x||Search the selected field where the date is on or after x|
|y||Search the selected field where the date is on or before y|
|x||x||Search the selected field where the date is exactly x|
|Return results irrespective of any dates|
You can also perform more complex searches.
For example, if you would like to find out the 'rose' varieties from the title holder David Austin Roses Ltd that were granted between 1995 and 2000, enter the word rose in the Common name field, David Austin in the Title holder field, choose Granted from the Status menu and enter Start date (1/1/1995) and Finish date (31/12/2000) in the Granted date fields and hit the search button.
Last Updated: 16/12/2013