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Sep 2015

Crop Varieties Registered in Canada and Plant Breeders’ Rights Status

By: The Canadian Seed Trade Association

Welcome to the CSTA’s new database. This database was created with the assistance of the Canadian Food Inspection’s Variety Registration Office, and the Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) Office.

The intent is to assist stakeholders along the value chain to easily identify PBR protection on crop varieties registered for sale in Canada.

Users can search by crop kind; variety name and by the type of PBR protection but using the search boxes below.

We have chosen to identify the type of PBR protection with certification marks.

  • Protected under PBR legislation that complies with UPOV 1978
  • Protected under PBR legislation that complies with UPOV 1991

Note that if PBR was applied for after February 27, under the new Act, they have provisional protection, so only the 91 mark is used. If they applied before February 27, but have not yet been granted, we use the 91 mark with pending because they don’t have provisional protection, but they will be protected under PBR 91.

Read more: The Canadian Seed Trade Association

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