Plant breeder's rights

Understand how a plant breeder's right (PBR) can support your business' success, and how to apply for one.  

How to apply for a PBR

A step-by-step guide to applying for a PBR.

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    1. Decide if you have a PBR

    Decide if a PBR is the correct type of IP to protect your idea.

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    2. Search existing PBRs

    Search existing PBRs to make sure your idea is new and not already registered.

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    3. Understand timeframes and fees

    Make sure you understand how long it takes to register a PBR and the costs involved.

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    4. File your application

    Follow our step-by-step guide to prepare and submit an Australian PBR application. Then, log onto our online services to apply.

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    5. See the outcome

    We'll assess your application and let you know the outcome. Successful applications are 'registered'. If there's an issue with your application, you may be able to resolve it with the appropriate response.

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Two red crimson snow apples
Plant breeders rights

Aussie plants the seed of success overseas

16 November 2020 | 2 MIN READ

How an Aussie apple grower protected his IP before entering the overseas market.

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Plant breeders rights

Plant breeders rights for the plant nursery industry

18 March 2016 | 2 MIN READ

How a small family business became a key player in the plant breeder's rights (PBR) system.

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Plant breeders rights Apply

Understanding plant breeder's rights

28 April 2021 | 2 MIN READ

Are you developing a new plant variety? You may want to protect your intellectual property (IP) with a plant breeder's right (PBR).