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Chapter 326 - The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act

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Year of current version:1991
Date of last amendment:January 1, 1991
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1975
Date of Text (Enacted):1975
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Plant Variety Protection
Notes:
WTO Notification States:
"The Seed and Plant Varieties Act protects plant varieties apart from seed regulation, testing and certification."

An Act of Parliament to confer power to regulate transactions in seeds, including provision for the testing and certification of seeds; for the establishment of an index of names of plant varieties; to empower the imposition of restriction on the introduction of new varieties; to control the importation of seeds; to authorize measures to prevent injurious cross-pollination; to provide for the grant of proprietary rights to persons breeding or discovering new varieties; to establish a Tribunal to hear appeals and other proceedings; and for connected purposes.
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WIPO Lex No.:KE005

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