Protection under the Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994 (PBR Act) requires the provision of full details of the new variety to be protected and in addition the results of growing tests against the closest existing variety in Australia. Such tests can be carried out in Australia or overseas provided that it can be shown that the tests overseas are the equivalent of tests in Australia.
If you wish to file an application we are in a position to supply fully detailed information and the appropriate forms. The protection given under PBR is in respect of the specific cultivar described and includes fruit and propagating material. PBR in a plant variety includes all fungi and algae.
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