• 1. Are you eligible for a plant breeder's right?

  • 2. Has your plant variety been on sale already?

    Selling your new variety
  • 3. Have you done a search for your new plant variety?

    Search our PBR database
  • 4. Will your plant variety meet the criteria for protection?

    Criteria for protection
  • Apply for a PBR

  • 5. Have you chosen a Qualified Person?

    Find a Qualified Person
  • 6. Have you chosen a suitable name?

    Naming guidelines
  • 7. Have you registered for our Online Services?

    Register for Online Services 


  • 8. Are you ready to submit Application part 1?

    Application part 1
  • 9. Have you planned the growing trial?

    Growing trials
  • 10. Are you ready for Application part 2?

    Application part 2

Next Steps

The new plant variety's detailed description and photograph are published online in our Plant Varieties Journal

Third parties then have six months to comment on your application or formally oppose it.


Possible Outcomes

PBR is granted
You now have full and ongoing PBR protection for your new plant variety, and will receive a certificate. You will maintain exclusive rights for 20 years as long as you pay your annual renewal fees.

If your accepted application is opposed you should consider consulting your QP or an intellectual property professional. Your PBR can be granted once any objections are resolved and all fees are paid.