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-305, BA-189||4|