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Plant Varieties Act 1997

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3Grant on application

(1)Subject to this Part of this Act, plant breeders' rights shall be granted to an applicant by the Controller on being satisfied that the conditions laid down in section 4 below are met.

(2)The Controller may by notice require an applicant for the grant of plant breeders' rights to provide him, within such time as may be specified in the notice, with such information, documents, plant or other material, facilities or test or trial results relevant to the carrying out of his function under subsection (1) above as may be so specified.

(3)If an applicant fails to comply with a notice under subsection (2) above within the period specified in the notice, the Controller may refuse the application.

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