Plant Varieties

Indian Patent law does not have provision for plant patents. However, to protect the new plant varieties and farmer’s rights India has opted for a sui generis system in compliance with TRIPS agreement and enacted “The protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act 2001”.

PATectual team helps to protect plant varieties in India through following services:

  • Assisting farmers and breeders in depositing plant varieties in the National Gene Bank
  • Application for registration for plant varieties under the PVOPA along with all necessary documents such as affidavit, declaration, statement of novelty, distinctiveness, uniformity and stability and passport data of parenteral lines
  • Obtaining the registration certificate
  • Opposition to registration of plant varieties
  • Renewal of registration