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Republic of Korea

Seed Industry Law (Act No. 5024 of December 6, 1995, as last revised by Act No. 6374 of January 26, 2001)

Date of Text (Enacted):December 6, 1995
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trademarks
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Seed Industry Act incorporates all amendments since 1996 up to 2001.

In the Republic of Korea, new varieties of plants are entitled to protection under the Seed Industry Act and Patent Act.
The Seed Industry Act contains specific provisions on the protection of plant varieties. Part II of the law governs the protection of the plant breeder’s rights. Part III regulates the variety denominations, and Part IX refers to the penal provisions on infringements of plant variety rights.
In particular, the law provides the provisions that specify its relationship with the Patent Act (see Sections 7(i), 10, 48, 86(2), 99(2), 100, 105, 107, 168, 170(1), 176(2)(v) & (2)(vi)).
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English

Seed Industry Law (Act No. 5024 of December 6, 1995, as last revised by Act No. 6374 of January 26, 2001) Seed Industry Law (Act No. 5024 of December 6, 1995, as last revised by Act No. 6374 of January 26, 2001), Complete document (pdf) [217 KB] Seed Industry Law (Act No. 5024 of December 6, 1995, as last revised by Act No. 6374 of January 26, 2001), Complete document (htm) [499 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Korean

종자산업법 종자산업법, Complete document (pdf) [707 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:KR068

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