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Law No. 20.247 of March 30, 1973, on Seed and Phytogenetical Creations

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Year of current version:1973
Date of Text (Enacted):March 30, 1973
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Other, Plant Variety Protection
Notes:
Argentina adopted through Law No. 24.376 the 1978 Act of the UPOV Convention. In application of article 2 breeder's right can be recognized by either a specific right of protection or by a patent. Argentina chose to grant a specific right through the Seed Law No. 20.247 and its amendments, and not by industrial property (patents).

Chapters I and II according to Article 51 take effect from the date of enactment of the Act, while the other chapters and Articles 49 and 50 take effect six months following enactment. The application of Article 9 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock is postponed for eighteen months following enactment.
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Ley N° 20.247 de 30 de marzo de 1973 de Semillas y Creaciones Fitogenéticas Ley N° 20.247 de 30 de marzo de 1973 de Semillas y Creaciones Fitogenéticas, Complete document (pdf) [74 KB] Ley N° 20.247 de 30 de marzo de 1973 de Semillas y Creaciones Fitogenéticas, Complete document (htm) [51 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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