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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

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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

National Plant Breeders' Rights

To protect the ownership of a variety, breeders can apply for the Plant Breeders' Rights for the variety. As a member state of the UPOV, the Netherlands has a national Plant Breeders' Rights system that is based on the UPOV 1991 Convention. It is possible to apply for Plant Breeders' Rights for all ornamental and arboricultural species.

If a new variety complies with DUS criteria and has been given an accepted name, the Plant Breeders' Right will be granted. The variety will be listed on the Dutch Register of Varieties.

Naktuinbouw performs tests to establish if a variety conforms to the DUS criteria. This is usually done during one growing cycle. Sometimes two or more growing cycles are necessary. DUS stands for Distinct, Uniform and Stable, which means that the variety is distinct from all other varieties, uniform and stable. DUS testing involves certain costs.