Board for Plant Varieties

Granting for Plant Breeders' Rights and listing of plant varieties

The Board for Plant Varieties established by the 'Seeds and Planting Materials Act 2005', the law gives effect to international obligations in the field of providing intellectual property protection with regard to plant varieties (breeders' right), the authorization of plant varieties and the marketing of propagating material. The main duties and powers by the Board for Plant Varieties under the law: read more about the Board ...


Message about the Corona-crisis.

The Corona-crisis has impact on the whole society


Also the Board of plant varieties does its upmost in reducing the spreading of the Corona virus. The Board acts according the advices, guidelines...

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Plant passport with Plant Breeders' Rights applications

Do you want to send plant material to Naktuinbouw for DUS testing? Please ensure a correct plant passport accompanies the sample. Read more...

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From Crop Committees to External Crop Experts

In DUS testing for ornamental crops, crop committees give advice on similar varieties. As of 1 January 2020, the responsibility for the crop committees has been transferred from the Board for Plant...

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