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What are my rights as a PBR holder?

Ownership

You own your plant breeder's rights (PBR); that is, you own the right to use the plant variety protected by the PBR.

Exploit

You have the exclusive right to exploit the plant variety protected by PBR.

Sale

Because PBR is an asset, it can be sold.

Gift by will

Like any other property that you own, you can make a gift of your PBR in your will.

Licensing

You can license the use of your PBR.

Rights to the plant variety's name and synonym

As the PBR owner, you have the sole right to use the plant variety's name and synonym that you registered with the plant variety.

Rights across Australia

As PBR operates throughout Australia, your rights operate across Australia.

Balance sheet

Because PBR is an asset, its value can be reflected in your balance sheet.

Pursuit of infringers

As the PBR holder you can stop a person infringing your PBR, or infringing the name of the plant variety of the PBR, by seeking an injunction, and/or seeking damages.

Criminal complaint

The improper use of PBR is a criminal offence, as is the improper use of the name of the plant variety of the PBR.