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 6121

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

Granting Plant Breeders' Rights and registration on the National list


Naktuinbouw finalises the test for granting Dutch Plant Breeders' Rights or listing on the National list for agricultural species by compiling a report for the Board for Plant Varieties.
The Board for Plant Varieties takes a positive or negative decision based on the final DUS report and the VCU report. When making its decisions, the Board takes the response from the applicant into consideration.

If the applicant returns the agreement form to a positive report without comments, and the variety has an established name, the Board for Plant Varieties grants the right. If the agreement form is not returned, then the decision follows after three months, and six weeks later follows the registration in the Dutch Variety Register.

The immediate return of the agreement form can accelerate the registration of  the variety with 4.5 months.


The applicant can file an objection to the decision with the Board of Appeal department within six weeks. Filing an objection is also possible in the event of a positive decision, if there are certain aspects the applicant does not agree with.
If no objection is filed, the decision of the Board concerning granting or refusing Plant Breeders' Rights will be published after this six week period in the Gazette, the e-bulletin of the Board.



The Board for Plant Varieties lists the variety on the Dutch Register of Varieties. This listing is free of charge. The Board does not charge an annual fee for the maintenance of Plant Breeders' Rights and for continued inclusion in the National list of Varieties.
After the variety has been included on the Dutch national list, the Board will inform the European Union and the other EU member states. The EU then makes sure that the variety is listed in the EU common catalogue of the European Union (search for the term "common catalogue"). The Plant variety database of the EU is a searchable edition of the common catalogue.