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What kind of varieties are registerable under the plant variety Act?

What kind of varieties are registerable under the plant variety Act?

These kind of varieties are registerable under the plant variety Act – 

  • A new variety if it conforms to the criteria of novelty, distinctiveness, uniformity and stability.
  • An extant variety if it conforms to criteria of distinctiveness, uniformity and stability.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are about creations of the mind, they are granted to creators of IP, for ideas which are new and original, by the respective governments. No one can use others’ IPR without their permission. These rights come with limited monopoly and exclusivity.

Plant 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) distinguished from any other plant grouping by expression of at least one of the said characteristics; and (iii) considered as unit with regard to its suitability for being propagating, which remain unchanged after such propagation, and includes propagating material of such variety, extant variety, transgenic variety, farmers’ variety and essentially derived variety.


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