World Intellectual Property Organization

India

Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Regulations, 2006

 

 

Ministry of Agriculture

(Department of Agriculture and Cooperation)

Notification

New Delhi, the 7th December, 2006

G.S.R. (E)In exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1) of section 95 of the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 2001 (53 of 2001), the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Authority hereby makes, with the approval of the Central Government, the following regulations, namely:

CHAPTER I

1. Short title and commencement: (1) These regulations may be called the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Regulations, 2006.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definitions: (1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires

(a)
“Actmeans the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001;
(b)
 “Agreement Countrymeans the country which makes an agreement with the Republic of India on Intellectual Property Rights or Plant Variety Protection;
(c)
“Applicantmeans the person who applies to the Authority for registration of plant varieties;
(d)
“Formmeans a form annexed to the regulations;
(e)
“Journalmeans the Plant Variety Journal of India;
(f)
“Parental Linemeans the inbred line of immediate parents or ‘Aline ‘Bline and ‘Rline of hybrids;
(g)
“Rulesmeans Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Rules, 2003; and
(h)
“sectionmeans a section of the Act.
(2)
All other words and expressions used in these rules and not defined, but defined in the Act, shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.

CHAPTER II Duties and Jurisdiction of the Registrar

3. Duties of the Registrar

(1)
The Registrar shall discharge the functions under the superintendence and directions of the Registrar General.
(2)
The Registrar, on receipt of an application under section 14 for the registration of any variety, shall examine the same under section 20 and decide whether the application is to be accepted or to be refused or to be accepted subject to requirement of amendment(s) or limitations.
(3)
The Registrar shall give the applicant an opportunity to amend the application and the right to be heard before refusing the application.
(4)
The Registrar shall have powers to register a variety, the denomination of which comprises of its geographical name under special circumstances.
(5)
The Registrar, in consultation with and with the approval of the Authority, shall facilitate, subject to meeting the prerequisites for registration, registration of essentially derived variety.
(6)
The Registrar shall issue certificate of Registration on registration of a variety under the Act.
(7)
The Registrar shall, on being satisfied, allow alterations in denominations, names and addresses of the applicants, assignees, authorized agents, legal representatives and successor and may permit clerical corrections in the Register or certificates of registration or applications on receipt of written request to this effect.
(8)
The Registrar shall consider oppositions filed in deciding applications for registration.
(9)
The Registrar shall maintain National Registry of Plant Varieties, Register of Agents and licensees along with entitlement and conditions and update the same from time to time.
(10)
The Registrar shall cancel or vary, the Certificate of Registration on obtaining proper evidence; terms of registration by giving a reasonable opportunity to the person concerned of being heard and consult the Authority whenever required, before giving a final decision.
(11)
The Registrar shall have powers to issue copies of certificates of registration or any part or whole of Register of Plant Varieties, on receipt of written application to this
effect, apart from allowing inspections of the Register of Plant Varieties on written request.
(12)
The Registrar may allow a party to a proceeding before it on written request and on satisfactory proof that the interest of the person, who were a party to it and who had expired, should transmit to the person or party impleaded.
(13)
The Registrar shall advertise in the Gazette or Journal changes made to the Certificate of Registration.

4. Jurisdiction: The Registrar shall have jurisdiction of All India basis with respect to

crops and areas, as per the order of the Authority from time to time. He shall be assisted by the Joint Registrar, Deputy Registrar and other technical and administrative staff.

5. The term of office and the conditions of service of the Registrars

(1)
A person having adequate practical knowledge of Plant Variety Protection System and Postgraduation in Agricultural Science (with specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics, Biotechnology, Agriculture Botany etc.) or Forestry or allied subject shall be eligible to hold the Office of Registrar in the Authority. The Registrar can be taken on deputation and absorption basis from other Departments or Organization.
(2)
The Authority shall follow Fundamental Rules, Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 and Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 while fixing salary and other allowances including pension, leave, traveling and daily allowances of the Registrar. The Authority shall have the flexibility to make the special policy or rules or regulations or guidelines for career advancement or promotion of Registrar and other staff of the Authority.
(3)
A person holding the office of the Registrar may relinquish the office by giving in writing to the Authority notice of not less than three months.
(4)
The other conditions of the Registrar shall be regulated by orders made in that behalf by the Authority from time to time

CHAPTER III Registration of Plant Varieties and essentially derived variety

6. Criteria for registration of extant variety.

The suitability for registration of extant varieties which have been notified under section 5 of the Seeds Act, 1966 (54 of 1966) shall be examined by the Extant Variety Recommendation Committee to be constituted by the Authority. The Extant Variety Recommendation Committee will be comprised of seven persons including one FarmersRepresentative and one Seed Industry Representative and other subject matter specialists who shall be nominated by the Authority. The Extant Variety Recommendation Committee shall have three years tenure and Registrar of the Authority shall be the Exofficio Member Secretary of the Committee. On the basis of the recommendations of the Extant Variety Recommendation Committee, the extant variety of notified variety under the Seeds Act, 1966 shall be registered as per the provisions of the section 28 of the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 2001. The Criteria of distinctiveness, uniformity and stability for registration of extant variety differ from species to species and they shall be notified by the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Authority in the Gazette of India.

7. Assignment of Denomination to a Plant Variety.

(1)
A mark may only be approved as a denomination for a variety if the applicant concerned submits documentary proof that the holder of the mark concerned renounces his or her right to such mark as from the date on which a Plant Breeder’s Right to the variety is granted; and
(2)
The denomination approved by the Registrar for a variety in respect of which protection has been granted by, or an application for protection has been lodged with the designated authority in a convention country or an agreement country in accordance with the laws in force in that country shall the same as the denomination thus protected or thus applied for in such country, on condition however that the provision of subsection (1) are complied with and that a priority claim on such denomination is not proved by another person.

8. The manner in which a single and distinct denomination shall be assigned by the Applicant.

(1)
The denomination that is proposed for a variety in terms of section 18 of the Act shall
(a)
be suitable to identify the variety;
(b)
be expressed by means of letters or combination of letters and figures in Hindi or English;
(c)
not to be such as to be mislead or to lead to confusion concerning the characteristics, value or identity of the variety in question or the identity of the breeder thereof;
(d)
be different from each denomination which designates existing varieties of the same or a closely related species registered under this Act, in a convention country or an agreement country, or not likely to create confusion in the public regarding identity of the variety;
(e)
not be identical with or similar to or liable to lead to confusion with a mark which enjoys the protection accorded thereto by the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (47 of 1999) and which applies to propagating material or the use in connection there with or in connection with a product thereof;
(f)
not be inimical to public order or contrary to morality;
(g)
be the same in all convention countries or agreement countries;
(h)
not generally comprise of solely or partly of geographical name;
(i)
be not prohibited for use as a name or emblem for any purpose mentioned in section 3 of the Emblems and Names (Protection of Improper Use) Act, 1950 (52 of 1950).
(2)
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these regulations 
(a)
when a variety is advertised, offered for sale or marketed, it shall be permitted to associate a trademark, trade name or other similar indication with a registered variety denomination after informing the Registrar in writing;
(b)
a trademark, trade name or other similar indication referred to in clause (a) of section 4 above shall not be used alone without the registered variety denomination and also without the prior information to the Registrar.

9. Time within which the Registrar may require an applicant to propose another denomination.

If the Registrar considers a denomination proposed for a variety as unsuitable, the applicant concerned shall submit some other denomination acceptable to the Registrar within two months from the date of receipt of such direction.

10. Form of Application.

Every application for registration under section 14 and section 23 may be made in the Form 1 and Form II.

11. Standards for evaluating seeds or variety during tests.

The test to be conducted for evaluation of a variety to be referred under the Act shall conform to the criteria of distinctness, uniformity and stability test guidelines published by the Authority in the Journal of Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Authority and shall be revised and updated from time to time with the prior information to the Central Government. The Standards for evaluating seeds during tests under subsection (1) of section 19 shall be such as notified under Seeds Act, 1966 or further amendments to that effect.

CHAPTER IV Deposit of Seeds and Authorization

12. Quantity of seeds or propagating materials required to be deposited, by the Breeder, in the National Gene Bank.

The quantities of seeds or propagating materials including parental line seeds of registered varieties including the varieties under distinctness, uniformity and stability testing required to be deposited under subsection (1) of section 27 of the Act shall be as per the quantities specified in the distinctness, uniformity and stability test guidelines under regulation 11 that would be published in the Journal of the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Authority which will be treated equivalent to the Gazette of the Government of India.

13. Limitations and conditions for authorization

(1)
Subject to the provision of section 28, any authorization conferred under subsection
(3) of section 28 by a registered breeder shall be made in Form 1A.
(2)
The Form mentioned under subrule (1) shall be executed on a non judicial stamp paper and shall confirm to the requirement of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (2 of 1899)
(3)
The Form shall be duly attested by the registered breeder or any person authorized on his behalf in the presence of two witnesses.
(4)
The Form shall be duly registered in accordance with the rules.
(5)
An authorization under subsection (2) of section 28 shall be valid subject to the following conditions, namely:
(i)
the right(s) conferred by the registered breeder shall be clearly identified and checked in the Form mentioned under subrule (1);
(ii)
the term of the authorization is clearly specified in the Form mentioned under subrule (1); and

(iii) the territories are clearly identified specified in the Form and do not violate rights granted to any licensee under the Act.

(6)
An authorization by a registered Breeder under subsection (2) of section 28 of the Act shall be subject to the following conditions, namely:
(i)
all authorizations under subsection (2) of section 28 shall be in Form 1A.
(ii)
no authorization under subsection (2) of section 28 shall be valid unless the following conditions are fulfilled, namely:
(a)
authorization should be executed on a nonjudicial stamp paper;
(b)
authorization Instrument should be duly signed by the registered Breeder or by his duly authorized agent;
(c)
authorization Instrument should be duly registered; and
(d)
authorization Instrument should also be signed by two independent witnesses.

(iii) All authorizations shall identify the specific right(s) conferred thereunder and shall clearly mention the duration and territorial extent of such authorizations.

[F. No. 12/2003/SDV]

S.L. BHAT, JOINT SECRETARY (SEEDS)

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF NEW VARIETY, EXTANT VARIETY AND FARMER’S VARIETY UNDER PROTECTION OF PLANT VARIETY AND FARMERSRIGHTS ACT, 2001.

[See section 18, other than essentially derived variety.]

(Instruction to applicant: Wherever a box item appears against queries, please tick the relevant box and provide legibly written/typed response in other queries.)

1. Identity of the Applicant(s): D INDIVIDUAL BREEDER D SUCCESSOR OF BREEDER D INSTITUTIONAL APPLICANT D FARMER1 D COMMUNITY OF FARMERS1 D GROUP OF FARMERS1 D ASSIGNEE OF ANY OF ABOVE2 D CONVENTION COUNTRY 3 D ANY OTHER 4

  1. Application on farmersvariety by farmers or community of farmers or group of farmers as contained in the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 2001 shall be submitted only with an endorsement in Annexure 1 either by the concerned Panchayat Biodiversity Management Committee, or District Agricultural Officer, or Director of Research of concerned State Agricultural University or District Tribal Development Officer.
  2. An assignee or legal representative applicant shall submit required proof of the right of making the application in accordance with rule 27.
  3. The Gazette Notification of Government of India should cover the country of the applicant and that India enjoys such mutual privileges (see rule 31 of the Act)
  4. For material developed by participatory plant breeding, attach documents to explicitly show the deal struck between the farmer and the plant breeder.

2. Name(s) and Nationality of Applicant(s) (a.) (If natural person): [Insert additional rows, if required]

  1. Serial Number.
  2. Name3
  3. Complete Address
  4. Nationality

3 If the applicant is the authorised representative of a group of farmers/community of farmers an authorisation in Form PV1 signed by all members of the group, or by the Head/office bearer of the community witnessed by the two people, if the identity of the applicant is “community of farmersshall be attached.

(b.) (If a legal person; for example a firm or company or institution)

Name: ________________________________________

Address of its seat or establishment ________________________________________

(Registered office): ________________________________________

Year of Incorporation: ________________________________________

State whether the applicant legal person has nonIndian participation in capital

or management: D Yes D No

If yes, identify the nationality

(c.) Indicate the name and address of the natural person, being an employee of the legal person, who is duly authorized to represent the legal person (example a director of a company or a partner of a firm):

Name: _______________________________________ Designation: _______________________________________ Address: _______________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________________ Fax: _______________________________________ Email: _______________________________________

3. Name and Address of the Person to whom Correspondence related to this application is to be sent: (Attach authorisation in FormPV1, if required)

Name _______________________________________ Address _______________________________________

Pin _______________________________________ Telephone: _______________________________________ Fax: _______________________________________ Email: _______________________________________

4. General Information of the Candidate Variety: Common name of the Crop: _______________________________________ Botanical name 4: _______________________________________

Family: _______________________________________ Denomination (in block letters): _______________________________________

Botanical names mean the scientific name approved by the International Code for Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants, 2004.

5. Type of Variety (see chapter III of the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Authority, 2003)

NEW VARIETY EXTANT VARIETY

FARMERSVARIETY

6.(a.) Classification of the Candidate Variety:

TYPICAL VARIETY5 HYBRID VARIETY* TRANSGENIC OTHER (SPECIFY)

5. Typical variety means a variety, which is not a hybrid or an essentially derived variety and normally propagated by using propagules saved from previous crop production cycles (Example: pure lines including parental lines/composite varieties or vegetative propagated varieties).

* The hybrid and not a transgenic hybrid. In case of transgenic attach copy of the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee clearances for cultivation and seed productions

(b.) What is (are) the Distinctness Uniformity Stability feature on the basis of which registration is sought. Explain in detail the group characters (see specific guidelines for details). Attach ‘Technical Questionnairesheet with all needed details duly signed with seal.

(c.) If new variety is a transgenic attach clearance on Biosafety from Ministry of Environment and Forests.

7. Names and Addresses of Breeder(s) who has/have bred the Candidate Variety6:

Name: _______________________________________

Address: _______________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________________

Fax: _______________________________________

Email: _______________________________________

Nationality: _______________________________________

6In case of more than one breeder, mention all names as (ii), (iii) and so on in the above format. If required insert extra page. In the case the variety is evolved and conserved `by group or community of farmers’, it shall be endorsed in Annexure I.

8.(a.) Details of all other earlier applications made on the candidate variety in convention countries or other countries (if applicable):

Variety denomination: _______________________________________

Nature of right applied for:

Plant Breeder’s

RightsPatent

Filing Date (Attach evidence): _______________________________________ Name of Country: _______________________________________ Name of Authority: _______________________________________ Application Number: _______________________________________ Status of Application: Under process

Approved

Rejected (If required, repeat the above for each applicable country and attach separate sheet)

(b.) Priority is now claimed in respect of the earliest application for a candidate variety of said denomination (if applicable):

In (country): ______________________________________ On (date of application): ______________________________________

9. Has the candidate variety been commercialised or otherwise exploited?

D Yes D No If yes, please indicate the following: Date of the first sale of the variety: __________________________________ Country (ies) where Protection is made: __________________________________ Denomination used __________________________________ Trademark used, if any: __________________________________ Variation in important trait with Respect to first filing: (attach sheet) 

10.(a.) If the candidate variety is a hybrid, state whether all the parental lines

If no, mention which of the parental line is outsourced, whether letter of agreement is obtained for each of the outsourced protected

required for the repeated propagation of the hybrid are bred
exclusively by the applicant(s):
D Yes D No7
7

parental lines in compliance with Section 30 of the Protection of the Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act and also provide following information on each of them:

Parental line (S):

Denomination8: Source: Authorisation letter obtained: D Attached D Not attached

8Denomination should not be altered from what was used at the source. Information on source may include name of breeder or institution or farmer or faming community who had bred and maintained the parental line. Repeat above information for additional applicable parental line.

(b.) State if any FarmersVariety or Variety of Common Knowledge or variety in public domain is used as parental line for the repeated propagation of the hybrid:

D Yes D No If yes, give following details:

Denomination:

Geographical Source:

Details of Attribution (origin):

Details of owner farmer /village community/ Institution/ Organisation:

(c.) The Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act,2001 provides access to benefit sharing to farmers who have conserved the genetic resource that has contributed towards variety development. In this particular case what sort of farmer/community recognition the Applicant has planned?

  1. In case exotic germplasm was used in the derivation of the variety or hybrid, give details:
  2. Details on the payment of application fee and Distinctness Uniformity Stability testing fee9:

Amount of fee: Rupees (Rupees………………………………………………………..only) Demand Draft Number and date:

Name of Bank and branch in which the Demand Draft is drawn:

9

Applications from farmers, group of farmers and community of farmers submitted in accordance with the authentication specified under column 1 of this application are exempted from payment of Distinctness Uniformity Stability testing fee.

(Signature of the Applicant)

DECLARATION

I/We hereby apply for the grant of registration of the candidate variety with the above said denomination and I/we am are conversant with the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 2001 and Rules thereof related to this application.

I/We hereby declare that no person other than the person or persons mentioned in this application has been involved in the breeding, or discovery or development of the candidate variety.

I/We hereby declare that the candidate variety complies with the sub section (3) of section 29 of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act, 2001.

I/We hereby declare that I/we have not applied for or received a trademark for the said denomination of the variety.

I/We hereby attach an affidavit in compliance with clause (C ) of sub section (1) of section 18 of Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 2001.

I/We hereby declare that the information given in this application for the registration of the above said candidate variety, including annexure and all supporting documents are complete, true and correct to the best of my/our knowledge, information and belief and no information has been wilfully concealed.

I/We hereby declare that I/We shall abide by all the provisions and guidelines of Protection of Plant Varieties and

FarmersRights Act, 2001.

Place: _____________________

Date: _____________________ Signature of Applicants10 Seal

10Wherever the applicants are more than one person each applicant has to sign. In the case of authorised application or application by assignees, such person(s) authorised or assigned shall sign

Following are the attachments (duly signed/seal) submitted along with of the application (note that wherever signature is affixed in the application or attachments, all such signatures shall be in the original):

(a) complete application ;
(b) endorsement in Annexure 1 in the case of farmersvariety (vide column 1, if applicable);
(c) document of authorisation in Form PV1 (if applicable) ;
(d) document of assignment in Form PV2 (if applicable);
(e) documents in support of (b) and (d) as given above. (If applicable);
(f) affidavit that the Terminator Technology and the Genetic Use Restriction Technology is
not involved;
(g) copy of document on filing date (vide column 8A, if applicable);
(h) copy of letter of agreement (vide column 10A, if applicable);
(i) technical Questionnaire for the Candidate variety (attached);
(j) if the applicants by virtue of succession or an assignment of the right to apply for
registration attach a proof to show the right to application as stipulated in sub section
(3) of section 18 of the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Authority, 2001;
(k) in case of Convention Country applicant attach complete details on the variation in the
important trait with respect to first filing as enclosure;
(l) in case of Convention Country applicant provide information whether the variety has
been sold or otherwise disposed of within or outside the convention Country with
details thereof;
(m) in case of transgenic relevant Genetic Engineering Approval Committee clearances and
approvals; and
(n) Fees as applicable;

If felt necessary attach colour pictures of specific characteristics used for establishing distinctness. Please sign each page of the application and other document on the left margin.

ANNEXURE 1

Endorsement of application for registration of farmersvariety under Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 200

  1. Name(s) of applicant farmer/ Group of farmers/Community of farmers
  2. Denomination of the candidate variety: ___________________________________ 3a. (Applicable to individual farmer applicant) I hereby declare that I have been a permanent cultivator since last many years in the ……………………. village falling under the …………………local body/Panchayat in the ….………………….. District of ………………………State and that I and my family are the initial and exclusive developers and conservers of the candidate variety denominated as. …………………………, under the kind………………………………(Common name of crop) to the botanical species …………………………………3b. (Applicable to group/community of farmers applicant)
Serial Number Name with surname/Name of Group/Name of Community Permanent Address

We hereby declare that we have been the permanent cultivators since last many years in the ……………………village(s) falling under the ………………local body/ Panchayat(s) in the ……………………District(s) of. ……………………………State(s) and that we are the initial and exclusive developers and continuous conservers of the candidate variety denominated as …………………... under the kind. ……………………(Common name of crop) belonging to the botanical species………………………………………. We on behalf of our group/community hereby authorise………………………. s/o…………………. (Name), who is a member of our group/community and permanent

resident of ……………………………………(Complete postal address) to do the needful and be the signatory on our behalf for the limited purpose of securing registration of the candidate variety in our favour under Protection of Plant Varieties & FarmersRights Act, 2001. Dated………………

Place………………

Signature and Name of the Farmer or Authorised person of Group/Community

(To be signed before the endorsing official)

It is hereby certified that the above said candidate variety is bred / developed and continuously conserved and cultivated only by the applicant farmer / group of farmers / community of farmers who is / are permanent residents of above said village(s) and I am fully conversant with the applicant farmer / group or community of farmers and that the candidate variety is due to their efforts (strike out unwanted words given as options).

Signature

Date Name

Place

(Chairperson / Secretary of the Concerned Panchayat Biodiversity Management Committee OR Concerned District Agricultural Officer OR Director of Research concerned State Agricultural Universities OR Concerned District Tribal Development Office.

(With Official Rubber Stamp)

[

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF ESSENTIALLY DERIVED VARIETY (EDV) UNDER PROTECTION OF PLANT VARIETY AND FARMERSRIGHTS ACT, 2001.

[See section 28 of the Act.] (Instruction to applicant: Wherever a box item appears against queries, please tick the relevant

box and provide legibly written/typed response in other queries.)

1. Identity of the Applicant(s): D INDIVIDUAL BREEDER
D SUCCESSOR OF BREEDER
D INSTITUTIONAL APPLICANT
D FARMER
D OTHERS1
1

For material developed by participatory plant breeding, attach documents to explicitly show the deal struck between farmer and plant breeder.

2. Name(s) and Nationality of Applicant(s) (a.) (If natural person): [Insert additional rows, if required]

  1. Serial Number. _______________________________________________
  2. Name2 _______________________________________________
  3. Complete Address _______________________________________________
  4. Nationality _______________________________________________

2 If the applicant is the authorised representative of a group of farmers, an authorisation in Form PV1 signed by all members of the group, or by the Head/office bearer of the community witnessed by the two people, if the identity of the applicant is Community of farmersshall be attached.

(b.) (if a legal person; for example a firm or company or institution)

Name: ________________________________________ Address of its seat or establishment: ________________________________________ (Registered Office) Year of Incorporation: ________________________________________

State whether the applicant legal person has nonIndian participation in capital or management:

D Yes D No If yes, identify the nationality (ies): __________________________________________

(c.) Indicate the name and address of the natural person, being an employee

of the legal person, who is duly authorized to represent the legal person

(example a director of a company or a partner of a firm):

Name: __________________________________________ Designation: __________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________

Telephone: __________________________________________ Fax: __________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________

3. Name and Address of the Person to whom Correspondence related to this application is to be sent (Attach authorisation in FormPV1, if required)

Name _________________________________________ Address _________________________________________

Pin _________________________________________ Telephone: _________________________________________ Fax: _________________________________________ Email: _________________________________________

4. General Information of the Essentially Derived Variety:

Common name of the Crop: _________________________________________ Botanical name 3: _________________________________________ Family: _________________________________________ Denomination (in block letters): _________________________________________

3

Botanical names mean the scientific name approved by the International Code for nomenclature of cultivated plants, 2004.

5.(a.) Type of Essentially Derived Variety

D TRANSGENIC D MUTANT D TISSUE CULTURE DERIVED D BACK CROSS DERIVATIVE D ANY OTHER (Ploidy Change etc)

D

(b.) If transgenic attach copy of Genetic Engineering Approval Committee clearance and If the Essentially Derived Variety is a transgenic attach clearance on Biosafety angle and Environment Department (GEAC) and related seed production permission (Give details)

6.(a.) Classification of the Candidate Variety:

D TYPICAL VARIETY4
D HYBRID VARIETY
D OTHERS (SPECIFY)
4

Typical variety means a variety, which is not a hybrid or an essentially derived variety and normally propagated by using propagules saved from previous crop production cycles (Example: pure lines including parental lines, synthetic/composite varieties or vegetative propagated varieties).

(b.) What is (are) the Distinctness Uniformity Stability feature on the basis of which registration is sought. Explain in detail the group characters (see specific guidelines for details). Attach ‘Technical Questionnairesheet with all needed details duly signed with seal.

(c.) Whether the authorisation of the breeder of initial variety has been taken

D Yes D No

(d.) If yes please attach the copy of Authorisation:

7. Names and Addresses of Breeder(s) who has/have bred the candidate Essentially Derived Variety:

Name: ______________________________________

Address: ______________________________________

Telephone: ______________________________________

Fax: ______________________________________

Email: ______________________________________

Nationality: ______________________________________

5. In case of more than one breeder, mention all names as (ii), (iii) and so on in the above format. If required insert extra page. In the case the variety is evolved and conserved `by group or community of farmers, it shall be endorsed in Annexure I.

8.(a.) Details of all other earlier applications made on the candidate Essentially Derived Variety in convention countries or other countries (if applicable):

EDV denomination: _________________________________ (If required, repeat the above for each applicable country and attach separate sheet)

Nature of right applied for: Plant Breeder’s Rights Pa nt
Filing Date (Attach evidence): _________________________________
Name of Country: _________________________________
Name of Authority: _________________________________
Application Number: _________________________________
Status of Application: Under process Approved
Rejected

(b.) Priority is now claimed in respect of the earliest application for an Essentially Derived Variety of said denomination (if applicable):

In (country): _________________________________ On (date of application): _________________________________

9. Has the Essentially Derived Variety been commercialised or otherwise exploited?

Yes

No If yes, please indicate the following: Date of the first sale of the Essentially Derived Variety: _______________________________ Country of first sale of the Essentially Derived Variety: _______________________________ Denomination used _______________________________ Trademark used, if any: ________________________________

10.(a.)If the candidate Essentially Derived Variety is a hybrid, state whether all the parental lines required for the repeated propagation of the hybrid are bred exclusively by the applicant(s):

Yes No6

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If no, mention which of the parental lines are outsourced, whether letter of agreement is obtained for each of the outsourced protected parental lines in compliance with Section 30 of the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act and also provide following information on each of them:

Parental line (S): Denomination7: Source: Authorisation letter obtained:

Attached Not attached

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Denomination should not be altered from what was used at the source. Information on source may include name of breeder or institution or farmer or faming community who had bred and maintained the parental line. Repeat above information for additional applicable parental line.

(b.) If the candidate Essentially Derived Variety is a hybrid, state any Farmersvariety of common knowledge or in public domain is used as parental line for the repeated propagation of the hybrid:

Yes

No

If yes, give following details:

Denomination:

Geographical Source:

Details of Attribution (Origin):

Details of owner farmer/village community/Institution/Organisation:

(c.) If the candidate is an Essentially Derived Variety, state whether a variety registered under the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights, Act 2001 and notified in the Plant Variety of Journal of India has been used as the initial variety:

Yes

No If yes provide

Denomination:

Geographical Source:

Details of owner farmer/village community/Institution/Organisation:

  1. In case exotic germplasm was used in the derivation of the Essentially Derived Variety or hybrid give details:
  2. Details on the payment of application fee and Distinctness Unifomality Stability testing fee8:

Amount of fee: Rupees (Rupees………………………………………………………..only)

Demand Draft Number and date:

Name of Bank and branch in which the Demand Draft is drawn:

The Distinctness Uniformity Stability testing fee for Essentially Derived Variety will be fixed based on the tests to be conducted but will not be less for what has been fixed for varieties under applicationI.

(Signature of the Applicant)

DECLARATIONS

I/We hereby apply for the grant of registration of the candidate Essentially Derived Variety with the above said denomination and I am/we are conversant with the Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 2001 and Rules thereof related to this application.

I/We hereby declare that no person other than the person or persons mentioned in this application has been involved in the breeding, or discovery or development of this Essentially Derived Variety denomination.

I/We hereby declare that the candidate Essentially Derived Variety complies with the sub section (3) of section 29 of Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 2001.

I/We hereby declare that I/we have not applied for or received a trademark for the said denomination of the Essentially Derived Variety.

I/We hereby declare an affidavit in compliance with clause (c) of sub section (1) of Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 2001 is attached.

I/We hereby declare that the information given in this application for the registration of the above said candidate Essentially Derived Variety, including annexure and all supporting documents are complete, true and correct to the best of my/our knowledge, information and belief and no information has been wilfully concealed.

I/We hereby declare that terminator technology (TT) or Genetic Usage Restrictive Technologies (GURTS) or such ones are not there in this material submitted for registration.

I/We hereby declare that I/We shall abide by all the provisions and guidelines of Protection of Plant Varieties and

FarmersRights Act, 2001.

Place: _____________________

Date: _____________________ Signature of Applicants9

Wherever the applicants are more than one person each applicant has to sign. In the case of authorised application or application by assignees, such person(s) authorised or assigned shall sign

Following are the attachments submitted along with each of the three copies of the application (note that wherever signature is affixed in the application or attachments, all such signatures shall be in the original):

a) complete application;

b) endorsement in Annexure 1 in the case of farmersEssentially Derived Variety (vide column 1, if

applicable);

c) document of authorisation in Form PV1 (if applicable);

d) document of assignment in Form PV2 (if applicable);

e) documents in support of (b) and (d) as given above (if applicable);

f) affidavit that the Terminator Technology and the Genetic Use Restriction Technology is

not involved;

g) copy of document on filing date (vide column 8A, if applicable);

h) copy of letter of agreement (vide column 10A, if applicable);

i) technical Questionnaire for the Candidate variety (attached);

j) If the applicants by virtue of succession or an assignment of the right to apply for registration

attach a proof to show the right to application as stipulated in sub section (3) of section 18 of

Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Authority, 2001; and

k) Fees as applicable.

If felt necessary attach colour pictures on the distinctness and other traits. Please sign each page of the application and other document on the left margin 

ANNEXURE

Endorsement of application for registration of farmersEssentially Derived Variety under Protection of Plant Varieties and FarmersRights Act, 2001

  1. Name(s) of applicant farmer/ Group of farmers/Community of farmers
  2. Denomination of the candidate variety: _________________________________________
Serial Number Name with surname/Name of Group/Name of Community Permanent Address

3A. (Applicable to individual farmer applicant) I hereby declare that I have been a permanent cultivator since last many years in the……………………. village falling under the. ……………………Local body/Panchayat in the …………………………………………. District of …………………………State and that I and my family are the initial and exclusive developers and conservers of the candidate variety denominated as ………………………………under the kind…………………………….(common name of crop) belonging to the botanical species …………………………………………..

3B. (Applicable to group/community of farmers applicant) We hereby declare that we have been the permanent cultivators since last many years in the ………………………village(s) falling under the. ………………………………Local body/Panchayat(s) in the ………………………………. District(s) of. ……………………………State(s) and that we are the initial and exclusive developers and continuous conservers of the candidate variety denominated as ………………………………..……….. under the kind ……………….…………(common name of crop) belonging to the botanical species ………………………..…………We on behalf of our group/community hereby authorise……………………s/o …………………(name),who is a member of our group/community and permanent resident of……………………………………………………………………………………………………..(complete postal address) to do the needful and be the signatory on our behalf for the limited purpose of securing

registration of the candidate variety in our favour under Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers

Rights Act,2001.
Dated: ………………
Place……………… Signature and Name of the Farmer
or
Authorised person of Group/Community
(To be signed before the endorsing official)

It is certified that the above said candidate Essentially Derived Variety is bred/developed and

continuously conserved and cultivated by the applicant farmer/group of farmers/community of farmers

who is/are permanent residents of above said village(s) and I am fully conversant with the applicant

farmer/group or community of farmers and the candidate variety (strike out unwanted