Plant breeders have intellectual property rights for new plant varieties. Breeders of new plant varieties are granted plant breeders’ rights for protection against exploitation without their permission.
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A Plant variety is considered new if the propagating material (seed or cutting from a plant) of a variety has not been sold in South Africa for longer than 1 year and the propagating material of a variety of a tree or of a vine has not been commercialized in another for more than 6 years, or in the case of any other plant for more than 4 years.
Article: Plant Breeders Rights