NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY PLANT VARIETY RIGHTS
NATIONAL PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION - COBORU (www.coboru.pl)
The Breeder's Right, granted by the director of COBORU, is exercisable
exclusively on the territory of Poland - national PBR protection level.
Register of varieties protected by national Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR) is an
official list of protected varieties and their breeders as well as licensees who
were granted a compulsory licence.
The Breeder's Right refers to varieties of all plant genera and species.
COMMUNITY PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION - CPVO (www.cpvo.europa.eu)
Community plant variety right (CPVR) - EU protection level - is granted by the
Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), with headquarters in Angers in France.
A grant of Community plant variety right gives protection throughout the
European Union territory. The CPVR has a superior character to the national
In cases where the breeder of the variety protected in Poland will be granted the Community plant variety right, the PBR granted in Poland will be suspended for the period, throughout which the breeder will enjoy the Community plant variety right, no longer than for the duration of the PBR in Poland. The national protection right will then be ineffective and will become a "sleeping right" for the duration of the Community right.
Varieties with suspended national protection are charged full the annual maintenance fee.
On surrender of the national Plant Breeder’s Right in Poland, the variety can still be protected
according to the European Plant Variety Protection regulation
Visitors to this site are warned that the internet version of the lists does not
have any official status. The Official Gazette of COBORU containing The
List of Varieties Protected by Plant Breeders' Rights and The List of
Varieties Which are the Subject of an Application for the Grant of the Plant
Breeders' Rights - Protected by Provisional PBR (valid on June 30 of
each year), remains the only official publication.