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Requirements for Plant Breeder Right

As per the provision of UPOV Act (1991) , a plant variety must satisfy the following criteria for protection : 1) Novelty 2) Distinctiveness 3) Uniformity and 4) Stability.

Novelty:

The variety must not have been exploited commercially for more than one year before granting of PBR protection.

Distinctiveness:

The new variety must be distinguished from other varieties by one or more identifiable morphological, physiological and other characteristics.

Uniformity:

The variety must be uniform in appearance under the specified environment of its adaption.

Stability:

The variety must be stable in appearance and its claimed characteristics over generation under the specified environments.

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