Plant breeders' rights (PBR), also known as plant variety
rights (PVR), are rights granted to the breeder of a new variety of plant that
give him exclusive control over the propagating material (including seed,
cuttings, divisions, tissue culture) and harvested material (cut flowers, fruit,
foliage) of a new variety for a number of years.
Plant varieties are protected by Turkish PBR Law No: 5042 in Turkey in
compliance with an implementation regulation and a national variety list
including the list of plant species for which PBR is accessible in Turkey.
Turkish PBR Law is effective since January 2004, which is in full compliance
with the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention, and Turkey became 65th member of UPOV
Convention on 18 November 2007. Hence, it is a quite new and questioned field of
IP for Turkey for most of the followers like foreign breeders.