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Plant breeders' rights

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Plant breeders' rights involve intellectual ownership rights that you can obtain as a breeder of a new plant species. If you have obtained plant breeders' rights others may not imitate the plant species without your permission.

Your cultivation material must comply with requirements with regard to novelty, distinctness, homogeneity and stability. You can protect the use of cultivation material for reproductive purposes in the case of ornamental plants.

How to you apply?

You apply for plant breeders' rights to the Board for Plant Varieties (Raad voor plantenrassen).

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