PLUTO Plant Variety Database

The PLUTO database contains information on plant varieties from UPOV Members and the Organisation for Economic Co-operaton and Development (OECD).

The UPOV Convention requires that variety denominations must be different from an existing variety of the same plant species or a closely related species (see UPOV/INF/12/5). The PLUTO database provides a similarity search tool to make a preliminary check on whether a denomination is similar to the denominations of existing varieties of the same variety denomination class (see UPOV/INF/12/5, Annex I).

Types of records:

  • Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR)
  • Plant Patents (PLP)
  • Patents for Inventions (PAT)
  • National Lists (NLI)
  • Other (specified by each provider)