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 6137

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

Trips Convention

The WTO TRIPS Agreement (Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) calls its members to protect plant varieties by a patent or an effective sui generis system (Article 27, paragraph 3, sub b TRIPS Agreement). Plant varieties The WTO considers the UPOV system for protection of Plant Breeders' Rights as such an effective sui generis system.

Partly because of this obligation of the TRIPS Agreement, the number of States which becomes member of the UPOV Convention is still growing.