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Plant Varieties Act 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Plant Varieties

    1. Preliminary

      1. 1.Plant breeders' rights

      2. 2.The Plant Variety Rights Office

    2. Grant of plant breeders' rights

      1. 3.Grant on application

      2. 4.Conditions for the grant of rights

      3. 5.Rights in relation to application period

    3. Scope of plant breeders' rights

      1. 6.Protected variety

      2. 7.Dependent varieties

    4. Exceptions

      1. 8.General exceptions

      2. 9.Farm saved seed

      3. 10.Exhaustion of rights

    5. Duration and transmission of plant breeders' rights

      1. 11.Duration

      2. 12.Transmission

    6. Remedies for infringement

      1. 13.Remedies for infringement

      2. 14.Presumptions in proceedings relating to harvested material

      3. 15.Presumptions in proceedings relating to products made from harvested material

    7. Duties of holder of plant breeders' rights

      1. 16.Maintenance of protected variety

      2. 17.Compulsory licences

    8. Naming of protected varieties

      1. 18.Selection and registration of names

      2. 19.Duty to use registered name

      3. 20.Improper use of registered name

    9. Termination and suspension of plant breeders' rights

      1. 21.Nullity

      2. 22.Cancellation

      3. 23.Suspension

    10. Proceedings before the Controller

      1. 24.Right to be heard: general

      2. 25.Right to be heard: applications for compulsory licences

      3. 26.Appeals to the Tribunal

    11. Discharge of the Controller’s functions

      1. 27.Ministerial guidance

      2. 28.Regulations

      3. 29.Fees

      4. 30.Use of outsiders

    12. False information and representations as to rights

      1. 31.False information

      2. 32.False representations as to rights

    13. Miscellaneous

      1. 33.Exclusion from Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976

      2. 34.Disclosure of information obtained under section 14 or 15

      3. 35.Reference collections of plant material

    14. General

      1. 36.Offences by bodies corporate, etc

      2. 37.Jurisdiction in relation to offences

      3. 38.Interpretation of Part I

      4. 39.Application of Part I to the Crown

      5. 40.Application of Part I to existing rights

    15. Transition

      1. 41.Varieties of recent creation

  3. Part II The Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal

    1. 42.The Tribunal

    2. 43.Jurisdiction under arbitration agreements

    3. 44.Statutory jurisdiction: regulations

    4. 45.Appeals from the Tribunal

    5. 46.Interpretation of Part II

  4. Part III Miscellaneous and general

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 47.Extension of time limit for institution of proceedings for contravention of seeds regulations

    2. General

      1. 48.Regulations and orders

      2. 49.General interpretation

      3. 50.Receipts

      4. 51.Consequential amendments

      5. 52.Repeals

      6. 53.Extent

      7. 54.Short title and commencement

  5. Schedules:

    1. Schedule 1

      The Plant Variety Rights Office.

    2. Schedule 2

      Conditions for the grant of plant breeders' rights.

      1. Part I Criteria for grant of rights.

      2. Part II Priorities between applicants for rights.

    3. Schedule 3

      The Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal.

    4. Schedule 4

      Repeals.

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