International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS of December 2, 1961, as Revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, on October 23, 1978, and on March 19, 1991

 

Preamble

 

 

Chapter I - Definitions

 

Article 1

 

 

Chapter II - General obligations of the contracting parties

 

Article 2 - Basic Obligation of the Contracting Parties

 

Article 3 - Genera and Species to be Protected

 

Article 4 - National Treatment

 

 

Chapter III - Conditions for the grant of the breeder's right

 

Article 5 - Conditions of Protection

 

Article 6 - Novelty

 

Article 7 - Distinctness

 

Article 8 - Uniformity

 

Article 9 - Stability

 

 

Chapter IV - Application for the grant of the breeder's right

 

Article 10 - Filing of Applications

 

Article 11 - Right of Priority

 

Article 12 - Examination of the Application

 

Article 13 - Provisional Protection

 

 

Chapter V - The rights of the breeder

 

Article 14 - Scope of the Breeder's Right

 

Article 15 - Exceptions to the Breeder's Right

 

Article 16 - Exhaustion of the Breeder's Right

 

Article 17 - Restrictions on the Exercise of the Breeder's Right

 

Article 18 - Measures Regulating Commerce

 

Article 19 - Duration of the Breeder's Right

 

 

Chapter VI - Variety denomination

 

Article 20 

 

 

Chapter VII - Nullity and cancellation of the breeder's right

 

Article 21 - Nullity of the Breeder's Right

 

Article 22 - Cancellation of the Breeder's Right

 

 

Chapter VIII - The Union

 

Article 23 - Members

 

Article 24 - Legal Status and Seat

 

Article 25 - Organs

 

Article 26 - The Council

 

Article 27 - The Office of the Union

 

Article 28 - Languages

 

Article 29 - Finances

 

 

Chapter IX - Implementation of the convention; other agreements

 

Article 30 - Implementation of the Convention

 

Article 31 - Relations Between Contracting Parties and States Bound by Earlier Acts

 

Article 32 - Special Agreements

 

 

Chapter X - Final provisions 

 

Article 33 - Signature

 

Article 34 - Ratification, Acceptance or Approval; Accession

 

Article 35 - Reservations

 

Article 36 - Communications Concerning Legislation and the Genera and Species Protected; Information to be Published

 

Article 37 - Entry into Force; Closing of Earlier Acts

 

Article 38 - Revision of the Convention

 

Article 39 - Denunciation

 

Article 40 - Preservation of Existing Rights

 

Article 41 - Original and Official Texts of the Convention

 

Article 42 - Depositary Functions

 

 

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