A plant patent is granted by the USPTO for the term of 20 years from the filing date to anyone who has invented or discovered and asexually reproduced a distinct and new variety of plant (other than a tuber propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state).
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Many plant patents are accompanied with beautiful color photographs.
Seeds and tubers are not covered by plant patents. They are, however, protected by certificates provided by the USDA under the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA).