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SignatureNovember 26, 1962
RatificationSeptember 17, 1965
Entry into forceAugust 10, 1968

Declarations, reservations etc.

Ratification of the Convention (1961) was accompanied by the following declaration:
"The following genera and species included in the Annex to the Convention have been notified in accordance with Article 33 of the Convention: wheat, barley, oats, potatoes, roses, apples, runner beans, french beans, peas, ryegrass, lucerne, lettuce, carnations. National treatment with respect to genera and species not included in the Annex to the Convention: "The United Kingdom does not intend to avail itself of the rights of limitation available under paragraph (4) of Article 4 in respect of genera and species not included in the list annexed to the Convention. Under legislation at present in force in the United Kingdom nationals of all States whether or not they are domiciled or have a registered office in one of the Member States of the Union for the Protection of New Plant Varieties or of the Union for the Protection of Industrial Property, are entitled to the same treatment as nationals of the United Kingdom".(Original)"

Territorial information

Ratification of the Convention (1961) applied to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland only.


Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
1991 Act March 19, 1991Ratification: December 3, 1998January 3, 1999
1978 Act October 23, 1978Ratification: August 24, 1983September 24, 1983
Additional Act November 10, 1972Ratification: July 1, 1980July 31, 1980