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Have you developed a new plant variety?
You can protect your new variety through registering it. Plant Breeders’ Rights gives you exclusive commercial rights for your plant variety.
Applying to IP Australia to register your plant variety via Plant Breeders’ Rights
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Fixed fee pricing
Plant Breeders' Rights
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Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) gives you exclusive commercial rights for a registered plant variety, allowing you to produce, condition, sell, import and export, and stock the plant material.
To access these rights, you’ll need to apply through IP Australia to register your plant variety via Plant Breeders’ Rights. Registering a plant variety is a complex and technical process, so it’s a good idea to have a lawyer help you through it.
Our fixed-fee packages for Plant Breeders’ Rights start at $3500 + GST.
As part of this package, we’ll apply to IP Australia to register your plant variety via Plant Breeders’ Rights.
This will involve an initial consultation with a Sprintlaw lawyer to ensure you have all the information required to proceed with the application.
The application process consists of several parts:
– Applying to IP Australia
– Identifying an appropriate Qualified Person (QP) to assist in growing trials
– If your initial application is successful, and a growing trial has been completed with the assistance of a Qualified Person, then we’ll help with applying to IP Australia for full PBR protection (20-years for most plant species, and 25 years for vines and trees).
This package also includes complimentary monitoring of your PBR application up until registration. If there are any issues raised by IP Australia during the examination of your application, we will provide a free consultation in relation to the issue and, if any substantial action is required, we may provide a fixed-fee quote.
Please note: Additional plant varieties cost $ 1400 + GST per variety.
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You’ll be guided through this process by our expert lawyers, who are Australian-qualified and were trained at leading law firms. They left the traditional corporate law sphere to help us make legal services better. Our lawyers specialise in technology, intellectual property, contract drafting, corporate and commercial law.