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

Amendment of section 7 of Principal Act.

8.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following section for section 7 :

“Protection of applicants while application pending.

7.— (1) The holder shall, following the grant of plant breeders’ rights, be entitled to compensation from any person who has in the relevant period performed any act which such person would be prohibited from performing after the grant of plant breeders’ rights.

(2) In this section the ‘relevant period’ means the period beginning on the day on which the application for the grant of plant breeders’ rights is published in the Journal and ending on the date of the grant of such plant breeders’ rights.”.