Plant Variety Protection

What is a Plant Variety Protection?

Plant Variety Protection is a special protection provided by the state.

This protection is represented by the Government and its implementation is carried out by the Plant Variety Protection Office for plant varieties produced by plant breeders through breeding activities.

Why Do You Need a Plant Variety Protection Service?

Plant Variety Protection offers to balance the benefits with the original investment.

Developing a successful plant variety requires years, if not decades, to bear fruition, yet not all new plant varieties are guaranteed success. To recover the expenses, the breeders may seek protection to obtain exclusive ownership of the new variety.

What is Plant Variety?

Plant variety is a group of crops/plants from one type or species that is denoted by its shape, growth, leaves, flowers, fruits, seed and its genetic characteristics or genetic combination that can be differentiated from similar types or species by at least one determining attribute and when reproduced do not experience any change.

Terms of Plant Variety Protection

Unique

The plant must be able to be distinguished from the existing varieties.

New

The public must not yet know the species.

Uniform

The plant has uniform outer appearance.

Stable

The plant can be planted anywhere according to agroecological recommendations and will have the same characteristics.

Period of Plant Variety Protection

The term of protection of PVP is divided into two, for crops protection period of 20 years counted from the grant date PVT. Meanwhile, for annual plants, the protection period is 25 years, calculated from the date the PVP rights were granted.

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