It is possible to register and protect new plant varieties in New Zealand. Applying for Plant Variety Rights (or PVRs) is one way to commercially protect the efforts of a plant breeder and many businesses dependent on the development of new plant varieties file for plant...

Any plant variety (algae and bacteria excluded), clone, hybrid or line of a variety may be eligible for registration provided the variety is new, distinct, homogeneous and stable. Definitions of these terms are given below. New A plant variety is considered to be new: If it has not...

Application We prepare and lodge the appropriate application documents and pay the Government fees. When the application is filed it is allotted an official number and a filing date which becomes the priority date. Upon receipt of these details we will forward you a filing report...