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Plant Breeders' Rights Act 1976 (Act No. 15 of 1976, as amended up to Transfer of Powers and Duties of the State President Act 1986)

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Year of current version:1986
Date of last amendment:October 3, 1986
Date of entry into force of original text:November 1977
Date of Text (Enacted):March 15, 1976
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Plant Variety Protection
Notes:The notification by South Africa to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Act provides for a system whereunder rights relating to new varieties of certain kinds of plants may be granted and registered. It further provides for the protection of such rights and the grant of licences in respect of the exercise thereof.'
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Plant Breeders' Rights Act 1976 (Act No. 15 of 1976, as amended up to Transfer of Powers and Duties of the State President Act 1986) Plant Breeders' Rights Act 1976 (Act No. 15 of 1976, as amended up to Transfer of Powers and Duties of the State President Act 1986), Complete document (pdf) [175 KB] Plant Breeders' Rights Act 1976 (Act No. 15 of 1976, as amended up to Transfer of Powers and Duties of the State President Act 1986), Complete document (htm) [122 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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