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Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Plant Breeders' Rights

    1. 1.Grant of plant breeders' rights

    2. 2.Conditions for grant of rights

    3. 3.Period for which rights are exercisable

    4. 4.The nature of the rights

    5. 5.Naming of protected plant varieties

    6. 6.Maintenance of reproductive material

    7. 7.Compulsory licences

    8. 8.Exclusion from Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1956

    9. 9.Regulations as to applications, fees, etc

    10. 10.The Tribunal

    11. 11.The Plant Variety Rights Office

    12. 12.Application of Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1958

    13. 13.False representations as to rights and false information

    14. 14.Application of Part I to the Crown

    15. 15.Interpretation of Part I

  3. Part II Seeds and Seed Potatoes

    1. Regulation of sales

      1. 16.Seeds regulations

      2. 17.Civil liabilities of sellers of seeds

      3. 18.Defences in proceedings for offences against seeds regulations

      4. 19.Presumption as respects statutory statements under seeds regulations

    2. The Index

      1. 20.Index of names of plant varieties

      2. 21.Restrictions on sales of seeds of unindexed plant varieties

      3. 22.Performance trials and reports for new varieties within a section of the Index

      4. 23.Punishment for offences in connection with the Index

    3. Official testing stations

      1. 24.Official testing stations and certificates of test

    4. Supplemental

      1. 25.Powers of entry

      2. 26.Use of samples in criminal proceedings

      3. 27.Tampering with samples

      4. 28.Institution of criminal proceedings

      5. 29.Application of Part II to seed potatoes

      6. 30.Interpretation of Part II

      7. 31.Repeals and consequential amendment

  4. Part III Control of Imports and Prevention of Cross-Pollination

    1. 32.Control of imports of potentially deleterious seeds

    2. 33.Measures to prevent injurious cross-pollination affecting crops of seeds

  5. Part IV General

    1. 34.The gazette

    2. 35.General provisions as to offences

    3. 36.Supplemental provisions as to regulations

    4. 37.Departmental expenses and payments into Exchequer

    5. 38.Interpretation

    6. 39.Extension of Act to Northern Ireland

    7. 40.Extension of Act to Isle of Man and Channel Islands

    8. 41.Short title and commencement

    1. Schedule 1

      Protection of applicant for rights while application is pending

    2. Schedule 2

      1. Part I-Priorities between applicants for rights

      2. Part II Rules for grant of rights

    3. Schedule 3

      Plant breeders' rights in special cases

    4. Schedule 4

      The Plant Variety Rights Tribunal

    5. Schedule 5

      Procedure for compiling and amending Index

    6. Schedule 6

      Repeals of Seeds Enactments

    7. Schedule 7

      Cross-pollination injuring protected crops

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