APFIP consulting and tree procurement services

APFIP offers variety-consulting services on a fee-for-service basis in the area of plant protection including Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) and Trademarks in Australia. It can also arrange for variety protection for Australian plant material in the United States of America and Europe. Australia is a signatory to the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) this ensures that our PBR law is in sync with other member countries.

The General Manager is a (QP) for the purpose of completing PBR applications in Australia.

Trademarks in Australia are approved and administered by IP Australia – it is possible to undertake a search of existing trademarks and to access an application form by visiting the IP Australia website.

For more information about APFIP’s services and fees contact Garry Langford on garry@apfip.com.au or (03) 6266 4344 (within Australia) or +613 6266 4344 (international).

 Tree procurement service


TPS flow chart outlining the process and requirements when using the service.

APFIP has developed a nursery tree procurement service (TPS) to provide an information pathway between growers and nurseries. The service is aimed at improving the working relationship between growers and nurseries – allowing growers to better understand the issues nurseries face in the production of nursery trees.

The service details what’s required when placing an order with a nursery and will allow nurseries to better understand the grower’s production situation and their needs when purchasing nursery trees.

A nursery tree specification guide has also been created to assist growers when talking to their nurseries – this should only be used as a guide when negotiating final delivery tree specs.