Variety Protection

Field of Application

Protection of useful and ornamental plant varieties.

Exclusions

All seeds and plants which do not fall under the seed variety directory.

Requirements

The plant variety has to be new, sufficiently homogeneous, stable and distinguishable. In addition is has to hold a name which is registerable.

Lifetime

The lifetime of the protection comes up to 25 years, in exceptional cases up to 30 years.