Plant Varieties (Proprietary Rights) Act, 1980

Applications and appeals generally.

15.—(1) The Minister may make regulations regarding applications under section 4 , 9 , 10 , 17 , 21 or 22 of this Act and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing such regulations may—

(a) provide that persons making applications under section 4 of this Act shall furnish to the Controller specified information or documents relating to the plant variety to which the application relates,

(b) specify the reproductive or other plant material of such plant variety which shall be so furnished by such persons,

(c) require any applicants under the said section 4, for the purpose of enabling such applications to be disposed of, to make or cause to be made available to the Controller such amenities or facilities as shall be prescribed,

(d) require any such applicants to supply to the Controller for filing copies of such deeds, licences or other documents as may be prescribed,

(e) prescribe the tests, trials, examinations or other steps to be taken by the Controller before any application under section 4 of this Act is granted and the time within which any such steps are to be taken,

(f) specify the manner in, and the period within, which any application under the said section 4, 9, 10, 17, 21 or 22 may be withdrawn,

(g) require any such applicants to publish specified notices in relation to their applications,

(h) require any such applicants to furnish to the Controller such further information regarding their applications as he may reasonably require,

(i) authorise the Controller, in case there is a failure to pay any fee payable in connection with an application under this Act, to refuse the application,

(j) enable notice of any objections to or representations as regards such applications to be given to the Controller and require any such notice to be given within a prescribed period,

(k) provide that where an application under section 4 of this Act is made by virtue of an assignment of the right to make such an application, there shall be furnished with the application, or within such period after receipt of the application by the Controller as shall be prescribed, such declaration or declarations, being both in the prescribed form and signed in the prescribed manner, as shall be prescribed.

(2) The provisions of the Second Schedule to this Act shall apply to the extent specified therein as regards applications or appeals under this Act.