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    The Belgian Intellectual Property Office publishes a bulletin of plant varieties containing, in the chapter on plant breeders' rights, the notices that must be published pursuant to Title 3 of Book XI of the Code of Economic Law and its implementing decree.

    This bulletin includes, as appropriate:

    • applications for the grant of plant breeders' rights, stating the taxon and the provisional denomination of the variety, the filing date and the name and address of the applicant, breeder and any authorized representatives involved;
    • all cases of termination of proceedings concerning applications for plant breeders' rights, including the information referred to above;
    • proposals for variety denominations;
    • modifications of the identity of an applicant or his representative;
    • all served transfers of an application, specifying the name and address of the title holders or assigns;
    • all served contractual licenses, together with the name and address of the licensees;
    • all disputes regarding civil rights, as well as the final decision on this claim or any other termination of the claim.

    After plant breeders' rights have been granted:

    • the species and variety denomination of the variety;
    • the name and address of the holder, breeder and the authorized representatives concerned;
    • the date on which the plant breeders' rights commence and on which it ends, the latter stating the reason;
    • all served transfers of plant breeders' rights, specifying the name and address of the title holders or assigns;
    • all served contractual licenses, together with the name and address of the licensees;
    • compulsory licenses and related decisions, including the name and address of the licensees;
    • all modifications to plant breeders' rights;
    • where the holder of an initial variety and the breeder of a variety essentially derived from the initial variety both so request, the identification of the varieties as initial and essentially derived including the variety denominations and the names of the parties concerned.
    • all disputes regarding civil rights, as well as the final decision on this claim or any other termination of the claim;
    • the data on the right of priority;
    • action taken on the basis of Articles XI. 159 and XI. 161 of the Code of Economic Law, as well as res judicata and decisions terminating this action by any other means;
    • upon request, the provision of collateral or right in rem with regard to a plant breeders' rights title.

    The bulletin of plant varieties is published every two months. The above-mentioned events that occurred in the application files and in the breeder's certificates during the two months prior to publication are included.

    Please refer to the list of varieties protected on December 31, 2022 (PDF, 550.78 KB).

    Any interested party can take note of a breeder's certificate at the office, as soon as it is published in the bulletin of plant varieties.

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    Last update
    22 May 2024