Plant breeder's rights (PBR) are used to protect new varieties of plants that are distinct, uniform and stable.
PBR in detail
PBR legislation also covers essentially derived varieties and farm saved seed. An advisory committee advises on any technical issues, and can sometimes grant PBR extensions.
PBR used with other IP rights
Different combinations of intellectual property rights can be used to add value to a single plant variety. Trade marks and patents are most commonly used with plant breeder’s rights.
Time and costs
The length of the registration process can depend on the variety you are growing. The length of protection is also different for some species. Application fees, certificate fees and renewal fees apply.