Plant Varieties (Proprietary Rights) (Amendment) Act, 1998

Authorisation of holder.

17.— (1) A holder may grant an authorisation to another person to permit such other person to carry out any or all of the acts specified in section 18 on a protected variety for which authorisation is required and may include in such authorisation any conditions, limitations or restrictions.

(2) A reference to an authorisation under this section is an authorisation in writing which has been obtained from the holder by the person referred to in subsection (1) prior to the carrying out of any of the acts for which authorisation is required and “authorisation” shall be construed accordingly.