Summary

The applicant should file the application at the Palnt Varieties Protection Office in (Agricultural Research Center). After that, the Plant Varities should be subjected to the DUS Test for two years, in order to examine the Novelty Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability of the new plant varieties.

If the breeder has registered/ ptotected the plant varieties in his country and has the DUS test document, he would be required to provide us with this document, due to that the examination period will be minimized to one year only.

After two years, the Competent Office issues its decision, whether with acceptance or refusal, if acceptance, the office will publish the acceptance decision.

The protection shall be subjected of a denomination.

A variety shall be considered new If, at the filing date of the application, the vegetation propagation of the variety was not sold or otherwise transmitted to third parties by the breeder or with his consent for the exploitationof the variety. A variety shall not be lose its novelty if it was exposed or circulated in Egypt for more than one year prior to the effective filing date of the application.

Where a variety has been exposed or circulated outside Egypt, such period shall not exceed six years in case of trees and vines or four years of other crops.

The variety shall also satisfy the condition of novelty where the sale or disposal of others, with the consent of the breeder, has taken place prior to the granting of protection to such variety.

A variety shall be considered distinct if it is distinguishable from other known plant varieties, by one or more obvious characteristics, provided that variety maintains these characteristics after propagation.

A variety shall be considered uniform when the varieties among its class remain within permissible limits.

A variety shall be considered stable when replanted if its essential characteristics do not change after repeated propagation for a period prescribed in the regulations. A breeder’s right certificate shall be granted to the person, whether a natural person or legal entity, who discover the plant variety that fulfills the protection conditions.

The term of protection for plant varieties shall be 25 years for trees and vines and 20 years for other crops.

The term of protection shall run from the date of grant.

The applicant should file the application at the Plant Varieties Tests Office in (Agricultural Research Center). After that, the Plant Variety should be subjected to the DUS and VCU Tests for three years parallel.

VCU: Value for Cultivation and use.
DUS: distinct, uniform and stable

Note:
If the breeder has registered/protected the plant varieties in his country and has the DUS test documents, he would be required to provide us with this document, due to that the examination period will be minimized to one year only.

After one year, the Competent Office issues its decision, whether with acceptance or refusal, if acceptance the office will publish the acceptance decision.

Address:

TAG Building, A26 Smart Village, km 28 Cairo/Alex Desert Road 6th October. Egypt

P.O. Box: 150 Smart Village 12577, 6th October, Egypt
Telephone: (+202) 35352900
Fax: (+ 202) 35370433
Email: egypt@agip.com
Contact: Tarek Al-Khatib (Mr.)

Plant Varieties

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