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See below variety protection,

Plant variety protection for plants and therefore also varieties protects intellectual property and the enormous development costs for plant breeding against unjustified imitation. It is an intellectual property right or intellectual monopoly right and not a patent. In 1961, by protecting plant varieties UPOV based in Geneva (Switzerland). This regulates mutual recognition and protection under the rule of law in the 70 member states and their institutions. There are national plant variety protection authorities in all countries, where there are lists of varieties of the protected varieties. First, variety protection is applied for and, if the decision is positive, entry in the country-specific variety lists.

The country-specific regulations for industrial property rights for plant varieties are not harmonized at EU level, which is why the different regulations of the Member States apply. But it was in accordance EU Regulation In 1994 a Community regulation was introduced, which exists in parallel with the national regulations, but which permits the granting of industrial property rights applicable throughout the Community in all member states. The Plant Variety Protection Office is responsible for Community plant variety protection within the EU CPVO (Community Plant Variety Office) in Angers (France).

Varieties of all botanical genera and species, but also can be subject hybrids (interspecific crossings). It can be a new breed (Cross breeding at least two varieties) or to discover a natural one mutation or unknown variety. Protectable varieties must meet...

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