What are the prerequisites for filing an application form for registration of plant variety?

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For registration of a plant variety the following prerequisites has to be completed – Denomination assigned to such variety. Accompanied by an affidavit that variety does not contain any gene or gene sequences involving terminator technology. Complete passport data of parental lines from which the variety has been derived along with its geographical location in… Read more »

What is the duration of protection of a registered plant variety?

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The duration of protection of registered varieties is different for different type of crops which are as below: Trees and vines – 18 years.  For other crops – 15 years.  For extant varieties notified – 15 years from the date of notification under section 5 of the Seeds under section 5 of the Seeds Act,… Read more »

What is the cost of registering a plant variety?

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Here are the some official fee according actions – S. No. Action Fee 1 Conducting tests Dependent on the nature and type of test subject to a maximum of Rs. 50,000 per entry 2 Fees for registration of essentially derived varieties Individual – Rs. 5,000/- Educational – Rs. 7,000/- Commercial – Rs. 10,000/- 3 Renewal… Read more »

Is there any Act for protecting a new plant variety in India?

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The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act 2001 was enacted in India to protect the new plant varieties. Rules for the same were notified in 2003. The Act has now come into force. The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority has been set up and is responsible to administer the Act…. Read more »