Contact for information?

Do you have a question when applying for Plant Breeders’ Rights or registration? Please contact us at or

Telephone number:

+31 (0)71 332 6121

You can also go to the contactpage (click here)


Board for Plant Varieties

Visiting address:

Sotaweg 22, 2371 GD Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands


Postal address:

P.O. Box 14, 2370 AA Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands


Bankaccount: IBAN: NL82RABO0300017057


Legal framework

The legislation on Plant Breeders' Rights and registration of varieties to the National Plant Variety Register is diverse and based on international law. There is a National Plant Beeders' Right and a Community Plant Breeders'Right. Both are based on the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV).
Moreover, it can be noted that the Plant Variety legislation touches on the legislation of other jurisdictions such as the legislation in the field of patents and biodiversity.

On this page the most relevant legislation on the field of Plant Variety protection appears under the subnavigation menue on the left.