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VALIDITY PERIOD OF A VARIETY ACCEPTANCE
IN THE NATIONAL LIST

  

An entry in the NLI is made for the following period:

up to 30 years - in case of varieties of fruit plants
10 years - in case of varieties of remaining plant species
counting from the calendar year following the year in which an entry of a variety into the NLI was made.
    
On the maintainer's request, a validity period of acceptance in the NLI may be prolonged:
 
for the period not longer than 30 years, if a variety still satisfies the DUS requirements and is cultivated – in case of fruit plants
to 10 years, if a variety still satisfies the DUS requirements and is cultivated – in case of vegetable plants
to 10 years, if a variety still satisfies the DUS requirements, is cultivated and has an economic importance – in case of agricultural plants.
     
An application for prolongation of the validity period should be submitted at least 2 years before the expiration date.
The application submitted after the time limit will be left without recognition.
 
Application for Prolongation of Validity Period of a Variety Acceptance in the Polish National List (NLI)
    form - .doc

Above application should be submitted by the variety maintainer or his representative in one copy.

Application fee for prolongation of validity period amounts to 500 PLN (except for conservation and amateur varieties), irrespective of species.