Plant Breeder's Rights

Australian PBR Process

There are effectively six (6) components to the Australian Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) process to seek and maintain Intellectual Property (IP) protection of your plant variety within Australia:

Completed PBR Trials

The following table contains a list of warm-season turf varieties and other plant species ASTC’s Qualified Person (QP) has trialed and successfully registered for Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) in Australia since 2002.

A QP is an expert in a particular plant group, accredited by the Plant Breeder’s Rights Office at IP Australia to certify applications for PBR in Australia. QP’s can carry out all the necessary procedures, as listed above, to help breeder’s or organisations to provide evidence that their candidate variety is DUS. Please contact us today to find out more.

Common Name Scientific Name Variety Name Total
Buffalograss Stenotaphrum secundatum TF01 (Limerick), Sir James and TBLL (Yates New Frontier) 3
Green couch Cynodon dactylon Hatfield, Grand Prix, JT1 (Hardy Turf), TL1 (Mountain Green), Gully Gold, Winter Gem, Oz-E-Green (OZ TUFF), UQ-490, UQ-539 (Sciencia) and UQ-545 10
Hybrid green couch C. dactylon x transvaalensis OKC 1131 (Tahoma 31), AGRD (AgriDark), P18 (MiniVerde), TifSport, MS-Supreme and TL2 (Novotek) 6
Leucaena Leucaena pallida x L. leucocephala ssp BL-12 1
Marine couch Sporobolus virginicus QLD-Coast 1
Rhodes grass Chloris gayana KP4 1
Seashore paspalum Paspalum vaginatum SDX-1 (SeaDwarf), SI98 (Sea Isle Supreme), SeaIsle 1, Sea Isle 2000 and TFWA02 (Velvetene). 5
Wheat Triticum aestivum UQ01512, UQ01520, UQ01527 3
Zoysia Zoysia spp. Palisades, A-1 (Shadetuff)BA-305BA-189 4