Plant Breeders’ Rights – January 2012

Law No. 2011-1843 of 8 December 2011 on the plant variety was published in the Official Journal of 10 December 2011. Its purpose is to bring French law on plant varieties in accordance with the UPOV Convention of 1991. The main changes are the extension of protection to essentially derived varieties, the products directly obtained from the harvested material and the creation of the exception of brownbagging.

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