Skip to main content
European Commission logo
IP Helpdesk
General publications

Guide to New Varieties of Plant in China


Publication date
25 June 2020
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
Publication type
  • IP Guide


New variety of plant (NVP), refers to improved plant varieties, cultivated or developed from wild plants discovered by breeders, which possess novelty, distinctness, uniformity and stability, as well as an adequate denomination. To acknowledge the special efforts and achievements made by the breeders in developing new varieties for agriculture, horticulture and forestry, the protection of NVP entitles the plant breeders the exclusive rights to use the variety for commercial use. Good protection of NVP provides incentive for plant breeders to continuously invest in the creation of new varieties that may have a unique utility in the marketplace. Consequently, NVP plays an important role in promoting a country’s development of agriculture and forestry.


25 JUNE 2020
IP Guide - Guide to New Varieties of Plant in China