International union for the protection of new varieties of plants

Mission Statement

The mission of UPOV is to provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, for the benefit of society.

Table of Contents

UPOV What is UPOV?
VARIETY What is a plant variety?
IMPROVEMENT Why do farmers and growers need new plant varieties?
BENEFITS How are new plant varieties of benefit to society?
PROTECTION What is Plant Variety Protection?
BREEDER Who can protect a plant variety?
EXCEPTIONS Exceptions to the Breeder's Right
CONDITIONS What are the conditions for obtaining protection?
IMPACT What information is there on the impact of PVP?