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 »

What are the objectives of Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act in India?

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The objectives of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act are following – To stimulate investments for research and development both in the public and the private sectors for the developments of new plant varieties by ensuring appropriate returns on such investments. To facilitate the growth of the seed industry in the country… Read more »