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

The Convention was adopted in Paris in 1961 and revised in 1972, 1978 and 1991. It established the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) which aims to protect new varieties of plants by an intellectual property right. It includes regulations about the general obligations of the contracting parties, conditions for the grant of the breeder’s right, the application for the grant of the breeder’s right, the rights of the breeder.

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Document type: EU IP Law
Categories: Plant varieties
Making body: Contracting Parties
Law Type: International Agreement
Effective Start Date: 19 Mar 1991
Access available: Freely available
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