Procedure ornamental and arboricultural crops

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Online application

Filing an application

1 of the tasks of the Board for plant varieties is to register varieties and grant national plant breeders' rights. These applications can be submitted by e-mail and via an online module. An application consists of an administrative and a DUS-test.

Administrative test

The administrative test consists of checking the data below. You can submit this data to the Board for plant varieties, team support. They are:

  • Application form
  • Technical Questionnaire
  • Photo, in case of an ornamental application mandatory
  • Denomination proposal
  • Information about the novelty of the variety (only relevant when applying for plant breeders’ rights)

DUS-test: research into Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability

Naktuinbouw performs the DUS-test. This test examines whether the variety concerned is distinct, uniform and stable. More information about the DUS-test can be found on the Naktuinbouw website.

Granting plant breeders' rights and/or registration of varieties

If the variety meets the DUS-requirements, Naktuinbouw makes a positive final report, including the variety description. The Board for plant varieties sends the final report including the variety description to the applicant together with an approval form. If the applicant agrees with the final report and variety description, the registration of the variety and/or national breeders' rights can be granted by the Board.