Plant variety rights

The Plant Variety Rights Office of New Zealand may grant plant variety rights (PVR) for new plant varieties.

The owner of the PVR has the right to stop others from reproducing whole plants or reproductive material of the protected variety for sale.  All types of plants and fungi are eligible for protection.

A plant variety must be new, distinct, uniform and stable to be protected.  AJ Park's experts can advise you about this specialised area of law.