FERA – UK Plant Varieties Office - this is the body responsible for administration of UK Plant Variety Rights, now rarely used for ornamentals. Some older varieties still enjoy protection from UK rights and searches should be made of the Gazette when considering propagating a variety.
United States Patent and Trademark Office - the USPTO administers all applications for US Plant Patent. A searchable database of all US patents can be found here (we recommend using the genus as the search term).
CIOPORA - the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental Varieties lobbies legislators on PVR issues and represents the interests of breeders and agents.
FERA Plant Health - regulates the plant health requirements for the import and export of plant material in the UK.
Plants For Europe currency conversion tool - a useful tool for converting between major currencies, including GBP, EUR, USD, AUD, NZD and most other major currencies. Can give the exchange rate today or from any date in the last ten years.