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Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR)

Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR) are a form of intellectual property legislation designed to protect new plant varieties. These rights allow the original breeder to register a plant as their own property if it meets certain criteria. Once PBRs have been granted, the owner will license companies to grow these varieties and collect a royalty on each plant grown.

Plants may be protected under UK Plant Breeders Rights or under European Plant Variety Rights.

Plants with PBR cannot be propagated by anyone other than those given a licence by the PBR owner. You have been warned!

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