Plant Breeder s Rights [No. 18 0(2007 239 THE PLANT BREEDER'S RIGHTS ACT, 2007 ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS PART I PRELIMINARY Section 1. Short title 2. Interpretation PART II ADMINISTRATION 3. Designation of plant variety protection authority 4. Functions ofInstitute 5. Registrar of Institute PART III PLANT BREEDER'S RIGHTS 6. Protection of plant breeder's rights 7. Rights of plant breeder 8. Exemptions to rights of breeder 9. Nature of plant breeder's rights 10. Assignment of plant breeder's rights 11. Duration of plant breeder's rights 12. Restrictions to plant breeder's right 13. Exhaustion of plant breeder's rights PARTlY REGISTRATION OF PLANT BREEDER'S RIGHTS 14.Applieation for plant breeder's rights 15. Plant variety denomination 16. Priority of application 17. Priority dates arising from foreign application 18. Acceptance or rejection of application 19. Amendment of application 20. Withdrawal of application 21. Publication of notice 22. Objection to application for plant breeder's right 23. Hearing of objection 24. Inspection of application and objection 25. Plant variety trials 26. Uniformity testing and assessment procedures 27. Characteristics of plant varieties originating from outside Zambia Copies of this Act can be obtained from the Government Printer, Po. Box 30136, 10lOI Lusaka. Price K8,000 each.