PLANT BREEDERS’ RIGHTS
South Africa is the only country on the continent of Africa which is a member of the UPOV Convention. This has the effect that South Africa is bound to give protection to Plant Breeders’ Rights of nationals of other continents of the world, whilst the rest of the countries on the African continent are not. The rights cover propagating material for the relevant
Protecting Biotechnological Intellectual Property and The Protection of Genetically Modified Crops (Gmc’s) under the RSA Patents Act (No.57 of 1978) and/or the RSA Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) Act (No. 15 of 1976).
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