Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Plant Breeders' Rights In Canada

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Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR) are a form of intellectual property rights by which plant breeders can protect their new varieties in the same way an inventor protects a new invention with a patent.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency administers the Plant Breeders' Rights Act (1990) and Regulations which provide legal protection to plant breeders for new plant varieties for up to 18 years.
…this protection extends internationally.  Without being granted the right to propagate their selections of haskap by the University of Saskatchewan it is absolutely illegal to do so.

Plant registration in the USA is handled through the Patent Office:

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