Kansas Seed Law
Check PVPA Status
- Check PVP status of a variety - enter the name of the variety/cultivar to see the current Plant Variety Protection status in the USDA PVP office database.
- Instructions for Checking the Appropriate PVP Statement on a Bulk Retail Certificate or Transfer and Resale Document (PDF) - This link will assist you in determining which PVP statement to check on the bulk retail certificate and other documents.
The Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) encourages the development of new varieties by providing for the protection of the intellectual property rights of the owner.
It is unlawful to sell, offer for sale or expose for sale, uncertified seed by variety name when it is a variety for which a Certificate of Plant Protection has been issued, specifying sale only as a class of certified seed.
For more information, visit: http://www.ams.USDA.gov/science/PVPO/PVPindex.htm