Protection of Varieties and DUS Test

Variety protection for new plant varieties ensures an exclusive right to produce and sell propagation material. This right is granted to the grower, subject to a fee and has a maximum validity of 25 years (excluding trees, vines, hops and potatoes: 30 years).

In Austria, variety protection can be claimed for all species of plant. Variety protection is established via an entry in the Variety Protection Register. This register is kept by the Austrian Federal Office for Food Safety.

A DUS test is required for both granting variety protection and variety release.


Your contact

Portrait of Dipl.Ing.Barbara Fürnweger
Dipl.Ing. Barbara Fürnweger
Phone: +43 50 555-34910
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien
Portrait of Dipl.Ing.Jutta Taferner-Kriegl
Dipl.Ing. Jutta Taferner-Kriegl
Phone: +43 50 555-34828
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien
Portrait of Dipl.Ing.Barbara Fürnweger
Dipl.Ing. Barbara Fürnweger
Phone: +43 50 555-34910
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien
Portrait of Dipl.Ing.Jutta Taferner-Kriegl
Dipl.Ing. Jutta Taferner-Kriegl
Phone: +43 50 555-34828
Spargelfeldstraße 191
1220 Wien
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