NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS"New Varieties of Plants" refer to varieties of plants bred artificially or
developed from natural discovered plants, which possess novelty, speciality,
homogeneity and stability and are duly denominated (Art. 2nd of Regulation
of New Varieties of Plants)
The term of protection for vines, forest trees, fruit trees and ornamental trees
is twenty years and that for other plants is fifteen years from the date of
granting (Art. 34th of Regulation of New Varieties of Plants).
Where anyone produces or sells, for commercial purposes, the propagating
material of a granted variety without the authorization of the variety right
owner, the owner or any related party may report to agricultural and forestry
department of provincial level governments, or may directly institute a court
proceeding (Art. 39th of Regulation of New Varieties of Plants).