10. Is there any penalty for claiming a variety is plant-variety protected when it is not?
Answer: In Section 128 of the Plant Variety Protection Act (pdf)
- a cease and desist order may be issued; followed by a fine if the order is violated. Please provide the PVPO with more information if you are aware of any alleged violations. In particular you should search for Sec. 128.1 False Marking; Cease and Desist Orders.