Intellectual Property Protection

PVP Certificate owners have the rights to exclude others from marketing/selling, importing/exporting, or stocking their variety as well as other provisions described in section 111 of the PVP Act

It is the responsibility of the variety owner to enforce their PVP Rights.  Chapters 11 and 12 of the PVPA provide specific legal information regarding infringement and how to protect your variety and rights.

Resources available with guidance on PVP infringement and enforcement include:

Additional Resources