This webinar will be recorded live on August 5, 2020. The recording will be available within 30 days of the event date. You may pre-order the recording here.
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Section 10108) recently amended the Plant Variety Protection Act to include protection of asexually reproduced varieties. This webinar will give an overview of the US Department of Agriculture Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) and describe the application, examination, and certificate issuance processes for sexually propagated, tuber propagated and asexually reproduced varieties The webinar will also explain how to register for, and use, the PVPO electronic application system (ePVP) - an application management system that provides a seamless interface between customers and PVPO, from application submission and amendment, fee payment, application examination, to correspondence with PVPO staff. PVPO's relationship with the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) will be discussed including clarification and guidance for submitting a complete application, and the PVPO process of examining Distinctness, Uniformity, and Stability.