ON THE PROTECTION OF NEW PLANT VARIETIES
New plant varieties (varieties) shall be protected under the provisions of this Law and
of the texts implementing this Law.
For the purposes of this Law:
(a) “variety” means a plant grouping within a single botanical taxon of the lowest
known rank, which grouping, irrespective of whether the conditions for the grant of a
breeder’s right are fully met, can be
defined by the expression of the characteristics resulting from a given
genotype or combination of genotypes,
distinguished from any other plant grouping by the expression of at least
one of the said characteristics and
considered as a unit with regard to its suitability for being propagated
“propagating material for the production of plants” means
reproductive material such as seed and fruit;
vegetative propagating material such as plants or parts of plants, cuttings,
tubers, bulbs, rhizomes.
the person who has bred, or discovered and developed, a variety;
the person who is the employer of the aforementioned person or who has
commissioned the latter’s work, except where otherwise agreed by contract;
the successor in title of the first or second aforementioned person, as the
case may be.
“breeder’s right” means the right of the breeder provided for in this Law.