As a form of IP protection, plant variety rights enable plant breeders to protect their new plant varieties. We are filing and prosecuting applications for plant variety rights in Turkey directly and with the help of our trusted network of agents around the world.

Plant Variety Rights

These are sui generis rights and called as plant variety rights (abbreviated PVR) or plant breeders rights (abbreviated PBR) for the protection of new varieties of plants.

The PBR provides protection for new plant varieties which are distinctive, uniform and stable following repeated propagation (so-called DUS requirements). To obtain protection in Turkey, plant varieties must not have been commercialised within Turkey more than one year prior to filing your application, or outside Turkey more than four years prior to filing (six years for a tree or vine species).

PBR is granted for a maximum term of 20 years, with the exception of 25 years for trees and vines, from the date of grant of the right. After grant, they should be renewed at the beginning of each protection year.

In Turkey, the applications for plant variety rights are processed and registered by a specific unit of Ministry of Agriculture, namely Central Directorate for Seed Registry and Certification (TTSMO).

We have specialist expertise for registering Turkish plant variety rights and in obtaining listings of new varieties on Turkish national registry.

We can also arrange the filings of plant variety applications in other countries or regions through our trusted network of associates around the world.

Do you have any questions about plant variety rights in Turkey? Please visit our FAQs section to find answers to your questions.

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