A plant patent protects an inventor who discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant.

  • A plant patent lasts for 20 years
  • A complete application includes:
    • Title of the Invention
    • Cross-reference to related applications
    • Statement regarding federally sponsored research or development
    • Fees
    • Latin name of the genus and species of the plant
    • Variety denomination 
    • Background of the invention
    • Summary of the invention
    • Brief description of the drawing 
    • Botanical description of the plant
    • One claim
    • Abstract of the disclosure 
    • Executed Oath or Declaration 
    • Drawings or photographs