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Applications for Plant Breeders’ Rights Drawn Up

August 8, 2019

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

8 August 2019

A list of applications for plant breeders’ rights has been drawn up.

The agriculture department published the list of rights in Government Gazette 42622 in terms of the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act.

A plant breeders’ right is a form of intellectual property right granted to breeders of new plant varieties for protection of their varieties against exploitation without their permission.

Once plant breeders register a plant variety, it becomes their intellectual property.

According to the notice, the list has been processed for the period April to June 2019.

The list includes agricultural, vegetable and fruit crops and ornamental plants.

Objections to the list are invited within three months with reference to denominations and within six months with reference to applications and grants from the date of publication.

A list of plant breeders’ rights granted and expired is also provided.