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 ...


Changes in the classification of various vegetable crops and crop groups in the EU-common catalogue

In July 2019 the EU-implementing directive 2019/990 came into force. In short, this implies that several common names of crops and crop groups are changed, or added, or removed. In some cases, this...

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Modification of submission requirements asparagus (vegetatively propagated)

The submission requirements for listing and Plant Breeders’ Rights testing of the species asparagus have been modified. The submission period of the identity material has been changed into 15-31 May....  read more



From now onwards, the letters about administrative and/or legal decisions of the Board will be submitted by e-mail to the applicant and/or representative. These messages concern:

  • all official...
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