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

UPOV Convention 1991

The UPOV Convention 1991 provides the legal basis to member States to encourage breeders to develop new plant varieties by providing an intellectual property right: the Plant Breeders' Right.. Membership of  the UPOV Convention obliges participating countries to implement a national Plant Breeders' Rights system in accordance with the UPOV Convention. This national Plant Bbreeders' Right system has to be approved of by the UPOV Councul and only then the UPOV membership is accepted.

The Netherlands has also joined the UPOV convention and thus has a system of Plant Variety protection which is based on the UPOV Convention. This legal system is laid down in the Nehterlands Seeds and Plant Material Act 2005.