Where people needs and wants have no limit the pursuit towards finding more creative and new techniques in providing food and indispensable daily life components becomes inevitable.
A key driver to all plant breeders from individuals to small, medium, and large enterprises to disclose their creations and innovative ideas in providing new agricultural and horticultural products with improved characteristics. Plants breeders are not immune from the winds of change and space is open to work in a safer environment.
The simple definition of plant variety is “a form of intellectual property form where plant breeders are given the exclusive rights to have their new invented plants and crops protected for a period of time. In some jurisdictions, it is defined and looked at as alternative patent”.
We, at NJQ, present our experience in providing all our distinguished clients with all useful information related to this key element of intellectual property protection.
The main requirements for filing a plant variety are as follows: