The GENIE database has been developed to provide online information on GENera and specIEs (hence GENIE) in relation to protection offered by members of the Union, cooperation in examination, experience in DUS testing and the existence of UPOV Test Guidelines. In addition, the GENIE database is the repository of the UPOV codes and provides information concerning alternative botanical and common names.


Please note that the information provided by members of the Union in the GENIE database does not constitute an official publication of the authorities concerned. Users are particularly requested to note that it is not obligatory for members of the Union to supply data for the GENIE database and, for those members of the Union who supply data, it is not obligatory to supply data for all items. Contact details for the relevant authorities are provided on the UPOV website at