Plant Varieties (Proprietary Rights) Act, 1980


25.—(1) There shall be charged by and paid to the Controller—

(a) such fees in respect of applications to the Controller,

(b) such fees in respect of any test or examination conducted by or on behalf of the Controller in relation to any such application, or any information obtained by the Controller in relation to any such application,

(c) such fee in respect of the issue by the Controller of a certificate under section 4 (3) of this Act,

(d) such periodical fees payable by persons holding plant breeders' rights,

(e) such other fees,

as may from time to time be prescribed.

(2) Where, pursuant to an agreement or arrangement under section 2 (4) of this Act, the Controller enables a person in any country other than the State to acquire or have access to the findings of tests, trials or examinations carried out by the Controller, he may charge such fee (if any) as may be agreed.

(3) All fees received by the Controller under this section shall be collected, accounted for and disposed of in such manner as the Minister shall from time to time direct.

(4) The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879, shall not apply in respect of fees payable under this section.