Plant material of protected varieties to be made available upon request
Wednesday 30th September 2009
The Plant Variety Rights (PVR) Office reminded holders of granted PVRs that the holder is under an obligation to provide plant material of protected varieties to the PVR Office upon request for testing of other varieties. Section 16 of the PVR Act provides for the possible cancellation of a grant of a PVR if representative plants of a protected variety are not available.
The PVR Office recognises that the availability and sourcing of plant material continues to be problematic and requests that the availability of plants for PVR testing or other PVR Office purposes be taken into consideration by the rights holder when developing variety management plans or strategies.