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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.


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


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


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


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

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