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Decision No.345 Establishing the Common Regime on the Protection of the Rights of Breeders of New Plant Varieties



Year of current version:1993
Date of entry into force of original text:October 29, 1993
Date of Text (Enacted):October 21, 1993
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Plant Variety Protection
This Decision 345, issued in Bogota, Colombia by the Commission of the Cartagena Agreement (also known as 'the Commission of the Andean Community'), lays down provisions governing the protection of the rights of breeders of new plant varieties. It was published in the Cartagena Agreement Official Gazette No. 142 in Lima, Peru, on October 29, 1993.

The Decision is divided in 8 chapters and the Transitional Provisions: Chapter I (Articles 1-2) on Subject Matter and Scope, Chapter II (Article 3) on Definitions ,Chapter III (Articles 4 - 15) on Recognition of Breeders’ Rights, Chapter IV (Articles 16-21) on Registration, Chapter V (Articles 22-28) on Obligations and Rights of the Breeder, Chapter VI (Articles 29-32) on Licensing, Chapter VII (Articles 33-36) on Nullity and Cancellation, Chapter VIII (Articles 37-39) on Complementary Provisions.
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