To protect the ownership of a
variety, breeders (Legal entities or natural persons), who have the Iranian
nationality, can apply for the Plant Breeders' Rights for the variety. It is
possible to apply for Plant Breeders' Rights for varieties of some limited
genera and species.
A grant of plant variety rights may
be made if the variety is:
If a new variety complies with DUS
criteria and has been given an accepted name, the Plant
Breeders' Right will be granted. The breeder’s right shall be granted for a
fixed period of 18 years for all type of plants.