Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Draft Plant Breeders’ Rights Act Regulations are in the pipeline.
The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the draft regulations in Government Gazette 46598 for comment.
The draft regulations focus on register of plant breeders’ rights; plant breeders’ right; application for grant of a plant breeders’ right; variety denominations; examination of variety and grant of a plant breeder right; objections; obligations of the holder of a plant breeders’ right; licences; termination of a plant breeder right; plant variety journal; appeals and remuneration of persons appointed in terms of the act.
Comment is invited within 30 days of the date of publication.