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Protection of New Plant Varieties Act, 2001 (Act No. 17 of 2001)

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Year of current version:2001
Date of entry into force of original text:August 6, 2001
Date of Text (Enacted):July 26, 2001
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Plant Variety Protection
Notes:
The notification of Barbados to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Act implements Article 27.3(b) of the TRIPS Agreement and makes provision for a sui generis system for the protection of the rights of breeders and developers of new plant varieties.
Responsibility for administering the grant of such rights is vested in the Registrar of Corporate Affairs & Intellectual Property, jointly with the Chief Agricultural Officer who will provide assistance with the technical examination of the application.
The Act also provides for the grant of plant breeders rights as well as the granting of exclusive or non-exclusive licenses for any of the rights created under the Act.'
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