K.H. Adams
Plant Variety Rights (PVR) gives the originator of a new plant variety sole right to sell (or licence to sell) plants of that variety in Australia for a period of 20 years. This will give breeders a chance to recoup some of the cost of developing a new variety.

PVR legislation in Australia was introduced in May 1987, although it is not new to Europe, the United States and New Zealand. Genera are being included progressively into the scheme over two years.

For a variety to be eligible it must be new, (not have been sold in Australia at all, not have been sold overseas for more than six years) and be distinct, uniform and stable. Applicants will be required to demonstrate these characteristics as there will not be any government testing.

Adams, K.H. (1989). PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS IN AUSTRALIA. Acta Hortic. 240, 55-58
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.240.8

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