A plant patent protects a new asexually reproduced plant. These are plants that reproduce by means other than from seeds, such as by the rooting of cuttings using layering, budding, grafting, or inarching.
Not all countries allow the patenting of plants, but the USPTO issues a patent to anyone who has invented, discovered, or asexually reproduced a distinctly new kind of plant. This includes any cultigen, mutants species, hybrid species, and newly found seedlings not derived from a tuber-produced plant or a plant found in a wild state. Plants cultivated using tubers and wild or uncultivated plants are not patentable.
The term of a plant patent is twenty years from the date of filing, and no maintenance fees are required.
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