Laws and Regulations
- Seed Circulation Law
- Plant Varieties Protection Law
- Cabinet Regulation No.140 Adopted 22 February 2011 By-law of the Latvian Catalogue of Plant Varieties
Application for entry into the Latvian Catalogue of plant varieties DOC; ODT; PDF
Application for plant breeder`s rights DOC, ODT, PDF
Tasks of Plant Breeders Right Protection:
Accept and examine applications in respect of granting the breeder’s right;
regarding transfer of the breeder’s right;
Organize distinctness, uniformity, stability (DUS) tests in respect of varieties proposed for granting of the Plant Breeder’s Right and inclusion into the Catalogue;
Maintain The Latvian State Register of Protected Plant Varieties.
Tasks of Plant Variety VCU Testing:
Activities connected with compilation and maintenance of Latvian Plant Variety Catalogue (hereinafter: Catalogue);
Organise, control the evaluation of commercial characteristics of varieties, summarisation of the obtained results;
Prepare results for discussion in expert groups of National Plant Variety Board to adopt decisions on listing varieties in the Catalogue.
Tasks of Field Trials:
Set up field trials;
Provide for the observation and recording of varieties during the vegetation period in compliance with plant variety evaluation methods.