Requests relating to plant breeder’s right are made to The General Directorate of Plant Production (BUGEM) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
BUGEM enforces Law No. 5042 on the Protection of Plant Breeder’s Rights for New Plant Variety.
Turkey is a member of TRIPS, UPOV Convention, and CPVO.
Turkish citizens and the citizens of member states of UPOV can file applications for plant breeder’s rights.
Applicants who are domiciled outside the borders of Turkey can only be represented by representatives residing in Turkey with a legalized Power of Attorney.