Plant variety registration in BelarusIn accordance with the legislation of Belarus plant selection achievement is variety which obtained distinguish from the existing plant by selection or other mean and has essential features.
Patentability criterias for plant varieties are:
- novelty (requires that the applicant variety has not been sold or otherwise disposed to others);
- distinctness (variety shall be deemed to be distinct if it is clearly distinguishable from any other variety whose existence is a matter of common knowledge at the time of the filing of the application);
- uniformity (means all plant varieties are sufficiently similar);
- stability (signs defined in the description are not disposable and unchanged after propagation).
Application for patent should be filed to National IP Center.Rights are certified by patent, which is valid for 25 years from the date of registration.