Plant Breeder's Rights - University of Queensland independent research reports

Closed 14 Apr 2023

Opened 21 Dec 2022

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As part of our ongoing work on plant breeder’s rights (PBR) reform, IP Australia has published six independent reports from the University of Queensland (UQ) on the plant breeder’s rights (PBR) system. The reports make several recommendations for potential reform to the PBR system. We are currently considering the recommendations.  

The reports cover the following topic areas: 

  1. Information Notice Scheme 

  1. Exhaustion of PBR 

  1. Harvested material 

  1. Labelling requirements 

  1. Plant variety names and synonyms 

  1.  Essentially derived varieties (EDVs) 

Read the reports 

To inform the Government’s consideration of the reports and their recommendations, we welcome your feedback on the reports.  


  • Anyone from any background


  • Plant breeder's rights