Plant Breeders Rights- An Australian Nursery & Garden Industry Perspective

Whether you are a nursery operator, a propagator or a wholesaler you will, at some time, come across plant varieties that are protected by plant breeder?s rights (PBR). In this Nursery Paper, Jay Sanderson and Kathryn Adams from the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA) explore the Australian PBR scheme, outlining the criteria for PBR protection, the scope of the right, the application process and the exceptions to PBR protection. (February 2008, issue 1)