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Plant variety protection

Plant variety protection for plants and therefore also grape varieties protects intellectual property and the enormous development costs for plant varieties against unjustified imitation. It is an intellectual property right or intellectual monopoly right and not a patent. UPOV was founded in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1961 to protect new plant varieties. This regulates mutual recognition and legal protection in the 70 member states and their institutions. All countries have national plant variety protection authorities where lists of protected varieties are available. An application is first made for plant variety protection and, if the decision is favourable, entry in the country-specific lists of varieties. The country-specific regulations for industrial property rights for plant varieties are not harmonised at EU level, which is why the different regulations of the member states apply. However, a Community regulation was introduced in 1994 in accordance with the EU Regulation, which exists in parallel to the national regulations, but allows industrial property rights to be granted throughout the Community in all member states.

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