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Plant breeder’s rights – an introduction

In Australia, the statutory scheme for the registration and protection of the rights of plant breeders is contained in the Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994 (Cth) (PBRA).  The PBRA was introduced because Australia was a signatory to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, in Geneva in 1978.  The constitutional validity of the PBRA was considered in the case of Grain Pool of WA v The Commonwealth [2000] HCA 14 (Grain Pool). [Read more…]

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