Plant Breeders' Rights

Plant Breeders’ Rights

Plant breeders’ rights in Global Commerce Policy

In this regard, plant breeders’ rights is: a sui generis right of intellectual property protection available under the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. To be eligible for protection, a plant variety must be (a) distinct (i.e. distinguishable from other commonly known varieties), (b) stable (i.e. repeated reproduction must not change its characteristics), (c) homogeneous as far as reproduction or propagation is concerned, and (d) novel in that it has not previously been offered for sale or marketed in the source country with the agreement of the holder of the right. Protection is normally accorded for fifteen to twenty years. See also International Plant Protection Convention.[1]

Plant breeders’ rightsin the wold Encyclopedia

For an introductory overview on international trade policy, see this entry.


Notes and References

  1. Dictionary of Trade Policy, “Plant breeders’ rights” entry (OAS)

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