International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)

International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)
July 21 13:29 2016

International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) was adopted on December 2, 1961 including 37 articles  and came into force on August 10, 1968.

The purpose of this Convention is to ensure that the members of Union acknowledge the achievements of breeders of new varieties of plants, by granting them an intellectual property right, on the basic of a set of clearly defined principles.

The object of this Convention is protection of new varieties of plant by an intellectual property right. The UPOV Convention provides a form of intellectual property protection which has been specifically adapted for the process of plant breeding and has been developed with the aim of encouraging breeders to develop new varieties of plants.

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