Springville, UT asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Utah

Q: Can I propogate succulents for fun and to earn a little extra cash?

I have been wanting to propogate succulents for the experiment and fun of it. I also hoped to sell any babies that might be successful for some extra money. However while I did some research I learned that their where certain patent laws that made it illegal for some succulents. What succulents am I not allowed to do? Are there some that I can propagate and sell to friends?

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Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
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  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: This is a very nuanced area of law. I do not even dabble in this area. I thought I could provide some self-help resources though.

If you are wondering whether a type of plant has been patented, you will need to search the patent databases for whether the patent has been registered.

Here is a link to do that.

https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/search-patents

I hope this helps.

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