The PLUTO database is a compilation of plant variety data supplied by the competent authorities from UPOV members and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The database provides information in relation to:
The information provided in the PLUTO database does not constitute the official publication of the authorities concerned. To consult the official publication, or to obtain details on the status and completeness of the information in the PLUTO database, please contact the relevant authority, contact details for which are provided at https://www.upov.int/members/en/pvp_offices.html.
All contributors to the PLUTO database are responsible for the correctness and completeness of the data they supply. Individual users are particularly requested to note that it is not obligatory for UPOV members to supply data for the PLUTO database and, for those UPOV members who supply data, it is not obligatory to supply data for all items.
UPOV members are encouraged to provide data as soon as practical after it is published by the authority(ies) concerned. The PLUTO database will be updated with new data as quickly as possible after receipt, in accordance with the uploading procedure. The PLUTO database can, as necessary, be updated with corrected data provided by UPOV members, in accordance with the uploading procedure.
UPOV makes every effort to ensure, but cannot and does not guarantee, and makes no warranties as to, the accuracy, accessibility, integrity and timeliness of the information in the PLUTO database. UPOV assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this database and further disclaims any liability of any nature for any loss howsoever caused in connection with using this database.
Access to PLUTO requires a WIPO Account, with a username and password that are used to log on to PLUTO.
You agree to:
Under the Standard Service, the PLUTO database provides a free search function for all individual registered users. Search results will be available as an on-screen display of a single page of results. This service provides for the possibility to print and distribute up to 100 records. There will be no facility to download search results or data from the PLUTO database.
Subscriptions to the Premium Service shall continue in effect for one (1) year, commencing on the Effective Payment date. This subscription shall be automatically renewed, and the individual authorized use of PLUTO may be extended through automatic renewal of this subscription for successive periods of twelve (12) months unless the individual authorized user elects to terminate this subscription by giving the PLUTO team at email@example.com notice thereof in writing not less than sixty (60) days prior to the anniversary date of this subscription.
Individual authorized users agree to pay the PLUTO fee for the use of the Premium Service. Any payments due under this service shall be payable upon receipt of an invoice from UPOV.
The pricing shall be effective during the initial Term of this subscription.
UPOV reserves the right to modify this pricing structure each year that this subscription is automatically renewed, and the individual authorized user has the right of the cancellation of the subscription, within thirty (30) days, after having received the information of the new pricing.
Individual authorized users granted access to PLUTO shall be identified and authenticated by their WIPO account. Any authorized use of the registered WIPO Account is strictly limited to authorized individuals.
If within the same PVP Office, company, public research institute, university or other public or private entity, more than one individual requires access to the PLUTO Premium service, a subscription should be requested for each of them. Individual subscription rights cannot be transferred.
Individual PLUTO registered users shall have the right to view PLUTO and the data contained in PLUTO for the purposes of examination, analysis, study or research of information concerning plant breeders’ rights (PBR), plant patents (PLP) and national listing (NLI).
Transmission or reproduction of data downloaded using PLUTO beyond the authorized use requires the written permission of UPOV.
In accordance with PLUTO Standard service, individual users shall have the right to search, print and distribute up to 100 records.
In accordance with PLUTO Premium service, individual users shall have the right to search, print and download unlimited number of records. Individual authorized Premium service users are only authorized to distribute up to 100 records. In particular, distribution of analysis or reports produced using more than 100 records requires the written permission of UPOV.
Individual PLUTO users shall comply with the foregoing limitations on usage.
The following are non-authorized uses:
If there is a dispute arising from the uses of the PLUTO database, UPOV shall use its best efforts to amicably settle any dispute. If not settled amicably within sixty days, the dispute may be referred to arbitration in accordance with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules then in force. The appointing authority shall be the Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The place of arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland. The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English or French. The decisions of the arbitral tribunal shall be based on general principles of international commercial law. The arbitral tribunal shall have no authority to award punitive damages and no authority to award interest in excess of the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) then prevailing, and any such interest shall be simple interest only. The arbitration award rendered as a result of such arbitration as the final adjudication of such a dispute will be of binding nature.
Date: May 25, 2022