Years of work, or lucky accident, the discovery of an exciting new or improved variety is every plant breeder and gardener's dream; but once you've found it, then what? For many top breeders, the answer is to contact Proven Winners®.
Finding or developing new plants is difficult enough, but negotiating legal issues, dealing with marketing and meeting production requirements is more than most individuals want to deal with. For this reason Proven Winners is the perfect partner to help you bring your plant to a global market.
Proven Winners works with their plant breeders to explain the risks, and can help to manage the costs of patenting your discovery. Proven Winners also provides the infrastructure to help you succeed. Virus screening, tissue-culture facilities, comparative trialing, the highest quality production facilities and an international marketing network including the US, continental Europe, Japan, South Africa and Australia are all part of the Proven Winners package.
Proven Winners is an international plant marketing firm with offices in the US, Europe, Japan, South Africa and Australia. The company works with over 70 different plant breeders and plant breeding firms. Proven Winners is a retail brand in the US and Canada and sells millions of young plants around the globe while paying royalties for patented plant material to the breeders we work with. We have the most recognized retail brand in the business and are known for having only the highest quality genetics. Let us help you succeed by using our network of experts in genetics, production and marketing of ornamental plants.
So when you find what you've been searching for, call the people who will help turn your great achievement into major royalties. For information about Proven Winners plant criteria or to discuss your work, contact our experts.
How does Proven Winners get patentable plants?
There are many types of plant breeding and selection that generate patentable new crops. These may come from a hobbyist gardener working in their back yard or an established corporate plant breeding program, but may also be generated by a random chance discovery, spontaneous changes in plant appearance (sometimes called sports”), and chemical, x-ray, or gamma ray mutation. Anything that is arguably different from other plants of the same genus and species is patentable. In some cases that may take some time to prove, so plan on the extra time to make sure you have a valid patent.