What is the procedure for filing an application with Customs under the Intellectual Property Rights (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007?

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Applications, which can be filed by the rights holder or its representative, must be in the prescribed format. They may be submitted electronically. Separate forms must be completed for each of the Intellectual Property Rights: Copyright, Trade Mark, Designs, Patents and Geographical Indications. An application, once submitted electronically, must be followed with physical copies of… Read more »

Do the Intellectual Property Rights for Imported Goods Enforcement Rules 2007, apply to Patents?

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The Rules cover not only Patents, but also Designs, Copyright, Trade Marks and Geographical Indications. IP owners can record their rights with Customs authorities, which will then monitor imports for any goods that may infringe. Intellectual property rights can be defined as the rights given to people over the creations of their minds. They usually… Read more »

Can an application for registration of plant varieties be made through an agent?

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Yes, a breeder or a farmer can apply for registration either in person or through his agent. Variety means a plant grouping except micro-organism within a single botanical taxon of the lowest known rank, which can be- (i) defined by the expression of the characteristics resulting from a given genotype of that plant grouping. (ii)… Read more »

Which is the office for making application for the registration of plant varieties?

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Application for registration of plant varieties can be made in the office of Registrar, PPV&FRA, New Delhi. The address of the Office is: Registrar, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority, Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Society Block, 2nd Floor, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, Opposite Todapur, New Delhi – 110012. Also any information… Read more »

Who can apply for the registration of a plant variety?

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Application for registration of a variety can be made by –   Any person claiming to be the breeder of the variety; Any successor of the breeder of the variety; Any person being the assignee or the breeder of the variety in respect of the right to make such application; Any farmer or group of farmers… Read more »

What comprises a plant variety protection Application Form?

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The application for registration of a variety is to be made in the form prescribed in the PPV & FR Regualtions,2006. Form I – for registration of new variety, extant variety and farmer’s variety and Form II – for essentially derived varieties (EDVs). Technical Questionnaire attached with Form I/Form II – for detailed information of the… Read more »

What are the prerequisites for filing an application form for registration of plant variety?

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For registration of a plant variety the following prerequisites has to be completed – Denomination assigned to such variety. Accompanied by an affidavit that variety does not contain any gene or gene sequences involving terminator technology. Complete passport data of parental lines from which the variety has been derived along with its geographical location in… Read more »

What is the duration of protection of a registered plant variety?

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The duration of protection of registered varieties is different for different type of crops which are as below: Trees and vines – 18 years.  For other crops – 15 years.  For extant varieties notified – 15 years from the date of notification under section 5 of the Seeds under section 5 of the Seeds Act,… Read more »

Is there any relaxation in purity standards and requirement of seed for test?

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The numbers of off types for farmers’ varieties shall not exceed double the number of off types prescribed for a new variety. The seed required is half of the quantity prescribed for the new variety. Variety means a plant grouping except micro-organism within a single botanical taxon of the lowest known rank, which can be-… Read more »

What is the definition of a farmer in the PPV & FR Act?

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Farmers means a person who – Cultivates crops by cultivating the land himself; or Cultivates crops by directly supervising the cultivation of land through any other person; or Conserves and preserve, severally or jointly, with any person any wild species or traditional varieties through selection and identification of their useful properties. Variety means a plant… Read more »