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What is the cost of registering a plant variety?

What is the cost of registering a plant variety?

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 fee per year Individual – Rs. 5,000/-
Educational – Rs. 7,000/-
Commercial – Rs. 10,000/-
4 Application for benefit sharing Rs. 5,000/-

Variety means a plant grouping except micro-organism within a single botanical taxon of the lowest known rank, which can be-

(i) defined by the expression of the characteristics resulting from a given genotype of that plant grouping.

(ii) distinguished from any other plant grouping by expression of at least one of the said characteristics; and

(iii) considered as unit with regard to its suitability for being propagating, which remain unchanged after such propagation, and includes propagating material of such variety, extant variety, transgenic variety, farmers’ variety and essentially derived variety.

 


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