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  • Биологическое разнообразие
  • Land and Agriculture

Definition(s)

Breeder's rights refer to the intellectual property rights of persons (i.e. breeders/farmers) who breed, discover and develop new varieties of plants (provided that the variety is new, distinct, uniform and stable - Art. 5, UPOV Convention, 1991). Codifying intellectual property for plant breeders aims to encourage the development of new varieties of plants for the benefit of society (Source: UPOV)