Protection of plant varieties is akin to patents and trademarks in the family of intellectual property.
Plant variety protection law governs the intellectual property rights in new varieties of plants. The person that holds title to protection of plant varieties has the right to protect his varieties from unwanted commercial use.
Federal Law of March 20, 1975 on the Protection of New Plant Varieties (status as of September 1, 2008)
Ordinance of June 25, 2008 on the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (status as of September 1, 2008)
Last modification 03.01.2022
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