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 Date
AcceptanceNovember 12, 1980
Entry into forceNovember 8, 1981

Act(s)

Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
1991 Act October 25, 1991Ratification: January 22, 1999February 22, 1999
1978 Act October 23, 1978Acceptance: November 12, 1980November 8, 1981

Declarations, Reservations etc.

With a reservation pursuant to Article 35(2) of the 1991 Act.

1978 Act: Acceptance was accompanied by a declaration stating that the United States of America will apply the provisions of Article 37, paragraphs (1) and (2), with regard to protection of the same genus of species under different forms and also with regard to the patentability criteria and period of protection applicable to normally asexually reproduced plant varieties.

 

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