The cascade of protection in relation to parent lines and hybrids and the relevance of the breeders’ exemption

The analysis outlined on this page represents the view of the CPVO in relation to the scope of protection extended from the parental lines to the hybrids and the potential use of such hybrid for the breeding of other varieties in relation to the breeders’ exemption.

The following question has been analysed by the CPVO: Can holder 1 of varieties A and B prevent breeder 2 from the repeated use of a single hybrid H in the breeding of a new 3 -way hybrid variety Z?

Production scheme of single hybrid and 3-way hybrid

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