Plant Variety Rights

As ornamental growers, are you introducing a new variety in the Netherlands and elsewhere? And do you want to optimally protect your reproductive materials from illegal reproduction, manufacturing or marketing? Our specialists in the field of plant variety rights ensure that your cuttings, bulbs and seeds are well protected, so others do not enjoy the fruits of your innovation.

Plant variety rights are valid for up to 25 or 30 years in the Netherlands and are available at the Council for Plant Breeders' Rights in Wageningen. To obtain breeder's rights, your plant species must meet four requirements. It must be new, uniform and stable. And distinguishable from previous types.

European protection

You can also protect your rights across Europe. For this you must apply to all EU Member States in the Community Plant Variety Office in France.


If your request is approved you will be granted breeder's rights. 
In that case, you can also grant third party licensing against payment, the right to produce your breed, sell or breed. This can be done by means of a license.

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Plant Variety Rights

For more information on Plant Variety Rights, please contact Ronald Korenstra