Plant variety rights
Plant Variety Rights (PVR) gives you the exclusive right to produce for sale and sell propagating material of a new plant variety.
In the case of vegetatively-propagated fruit, ornamental and vegetable varieties, PVRs give you the additional exclusive commercial right to propagate the protected variety for the commercial production of fruit, flowers or other products.
To be granted a PVR the plant variety must:
- Be new
- Be distinct
- Be uniform
- Be stable
- Have an acceptable denomination (variety name).
List of documents in regards to the review of the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987.