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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host of the bold today’s show where you the inventor entrepreneur or business owner use your daily inspiration so you can make the world a better place [Music] happy Thursday everybody we’re talking about the cannabis right the cannabis industry and today I’m talking about the plant variety Protection Act that’s the United States version of the plant varieties it’s a alternate route to seeking protection for novel plants vines and trees shrubs that have been cultivated right whether in a lab or some cultivated setting outdoor that that have not decided to move forward with with the utility patent round what’s different about the plant variety Protection Act is that it does allow the type of plant called a tuber and a great example of a tuber plant is a potato something that grows underground right carrots or another tumor so these types of plants can be protected you know for up to 20 years through this plant variety Protection Act the the specimens right the examples of your invention the plant that you grow grew the they’re much higher standard with the PVPA and so with this you have to supply 3,000 seeds of your variety and 3,000 cultured specimen and with that you’ll be able to supply enough to where they’ll do enough samples of their own to verify the uniqueness and so I want to make sure that anybody out there that’s creating new plants especially in a marijuana plant there’s a lot of different varieties out there I would I would wager to bet that this is a probably the number one plant variety this being sod for registration through the PVPA if you have any questions about this process please give us a call at

[Music] putting up some publications about how this is going to work it’s a lot of it’s new and as far as the process to get the application we are willing to work with you side by side to help get that protection we want to work with businesses and make sure you’ve looked at all different angles whether it’s through trademarks copyrights trade secrets patents and of course the PvP a plant variety Protection Act there’s also an additional international aspect to providing protection in other countries through the PvP a so I’m hopeful that when we work together it will help you get that protected I’m your host of the bold today’s show JD Houvener hope you’ll have a wonderful day go big go bowl




About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at