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Plant Variety Protection

What is plant variety protection?

Plant variety protection is normally used for a group of plants with a botanical taxon of the lowest known rank, and it grants the monopoly of this asset on the market. If you grow, produce, or have developed a new variety of plant, then you can (and should) register its variety.

What are the requirements for plant variety protection?

For a plant variety to be eligible for protection, it must be new, distinct, uniform, and stable. If it meets all of these requirements, you can register and protect your plant variety.

Is plant variety protection available to everyone?

Since biopiracy is too high a risk for those who work in this sector, plant variety protection may be requested by individuals who are interested in or dedicate their time to its development. It is also available to companies operating in the agri-food industry, biotechnology firms, and research and investigation centers.

How can Inventa help me with plant variety protection?

Inventa offers a multidisciplinary team of highly-qualified professionals in this sector who can provide you with maximum assistance in the protection of your plant variety. They help you in the fulfillment of legal requirements, as well as in following up all procedures until the final registration, and in contacting the competent public authorities.

Inventa can assure you the management of the whole process of plant variety protection, by:

  • Analyzing the variety in question.

  • Developing the strategic plan most suited to your case.

  • Adapting to and complying with the requirements to file the application.

  • Managing Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability tests (DUS) included in the technical examination to be carried out.

  • Filling the application.

  • Managing contracts and licenses.

  • Technical-legal follow up for the duration of plant variety protection in question.

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