Plant Breeders Rights Law and Legal Definition

Plant breeders’ rights provide protection for those breeders who make investments on breeding and developing new variety of plants. The rights are granted to the breeders of any species of plant, agricultural, horticultural and ornamental. Plant breeders' rights are a form of intellectual property. They entitle the holder of right to prevent anyone doing the following acts to propagating material without authority:

1.production or reproduction (multiplication)

2.selling or other marketing

3.conditioning for the purpose of offering for sale


The breeder's authorization is also required in relation to any of the specified acts done with harvested material of the variety.