End Point Royalties and
Plant Breeder's Rights
An essential part of the seed industry
End Point Royalties (EPR)
Nuseed has six canola varieties which are subject to an End Point Royalty, or EPR: HyTTec® Trident, HyTTec Trophy, ATR Flathead, ATR Bonito, ATR Wahoo, and ATR Mako. EPRs are payable on every tonne of grain produced by growers, except in the case of seed that is retained by the grower for subsequent planting.
If you are planning on sowing a Nuseed variety that is subject to an EPR your seed supplier will ask you to register your details when you purchase the seed. By accepting or using the seed you will be taken to have accepted the terms of the Industry Standard Variety Licence (see below). You will also be required to accurately declare your EPR varieties at the point of delivery.
For further information on EPRs visit Variety Central.
Information for seed distributors:
A copy of the EPR Grower Register Form is available to download below.
Please return your completed forms to us by fax on 1800 302 884 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR)
PBRs are exclusive commercial rights to a registered variety. The rights are a form of intellectual property, like patents and copyright, and are administered under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 (the Act).
The PBR system aims to encourage the development of new plant varieties. It gives breeders and other parties who invest in the breeding process an opportunity to recoup the money they have invested. Most breeding organisations reinvest this royalty back into the breeding programs so as to provide future benefit for farmers.
For further information on PBRs visit IP Australia.