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Application for renewal of an approved variety


If the approval of a plant variety marketed by you or other registered breeders expires, any of the registered breeders may apply for an extension of the approval at the Bundessortenamt (BSA). The successful extension will then be registered for all further breeders.

The BSA decides whether an agricultural plant variety will be approved for another 10 years. The approval of vine and fruit varieties can be extended for another 20 years.

  • The BSA has already approved the variety.
  • The requirements for registration are met, i.e. the variety is still distinct, uniform and stable.
  • The cultivation and market importance justifies an extension or the extension is necessary for the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources.
  • Informal application for renewal of the variety or use of the form on the website of the BSA.
  • Appeal

For more information on how to file an appeal, see the notice.

  • Administrative court action

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No
Online services available: Yes

You can submit your variety approval renewal application to the BSA online, by mail, or by fax.


  • Go to the BSA's website and fill out the application form ("Application for Extension of Variety Approval").
  • To be able to use the form, you will need
    • your breeder number (will be published in the Plant Variety Bulletin) and
    • a password (will be given on request).
  • Submit the application online.

By mail or by fax:

  • Alternatively, once completed, print, sign, and mail or fax the forms to the BSA.

If you lack technical information for the application forms, please contact the Variety Administration in Unit 104 directly.

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

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