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variety testing

See below variety protection,

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

The country-specific regulations on industrial property rights for plant varieties are not harmonized at EU level, which is why the different content of the regulations of the Member States apply. But it was according to EU Regulation Community legislation was introduced in 1994, although it co-exists with national rules, but allows for the granting of Community-wide industrial property rights in all Member States. The PVP Office is responsible for Community plant variety rights within the EU CPVO (Community Plant Variety Office) in Angers (France).

Subject varieties of all botanical genera and species, but also hybrids (interspecific crossings). It can be a new breed (Crossbreeding of at least two varieties) or the discovery of a natural mutation or unknown variety act. Protected varieties must meet internationally recognized requirements. These are a registrable denomination of...

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