Plant Variety

Our experience in registering plant varieties allows us to offer specialized and comprehensive advice on this matter.

To ensure the rights of our clients, our services include:

  • Search of records on the plant variety before the Dirección Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (DNPI).
  • Registration of the vegetable variety

Conditions for registering a vegetable variety

A) Novelty (we understand by a novelty that the variety has not been offered for sell nor commercialized with the consent of the creator) in Uruguay before the date of the presentation of the application for protection nor outside Uruguay, during more than six years in case of grapevines and trees or more than four years in case of other plants.

The novelty is not affected by the fact that the variety has been offered for sale or commercialized in the country, with the consent of the creator, during a period of up to four years previous to the determination of the protection of the species the cultivar belongs to providing that the application for protection is presented before the period of up to four months after the determination of Instituto Nacional de Semillas (National Institute of Seeds).

B) It has to be clearly distinguishable from any cultivar which existence is common knowledge on the date that the application for protection is presented, regarding at least one morphological, physiological, cytological, chemical or other important characteristic. It cannot be fluctuating and it needs to be described and recognized precisely.

C) It has to be sufficiently homogeneous in all of its characteristics according to its reproduction or multiplication system.

D) It has to stay stable in its essential characteristics, this means that at the end of each multiplication cycle realized in the way indicated by its creator, it will maintain the characteristics by which it was defined.

E) It must have received an acceptable denomination for the register.

Requirements for foreign applicants:

A) Power of attorney duly completed with the information of the owner of the cultivar, certified and legalized before the Uruguayan Consulate or with apostille.

B) Certified or copy of the cultivar title granted by the country of origin duly certified and legalized before the Uruguayan Consulate or with apostille.

C) Result of the search issued by the Dirección Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (DNPI) regarding the name of the cultivar in the International 31 Class.

D) Appointment of an Agronomist as the person in charge of technical issues.

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