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Plant Breeders' Rights Act, 1976 (Act No. 15 of 1976)

5A. Entering into of certain agreements by registrar


The registrar may, with the approval of the Minister, granted with the concurrence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Information and the Minister of Finance, enter into an agreement with the appropriate authority in a convention country or an agreement country in terms of which the registrar may—

(a) obtain results of tests and trials undertaken by any such authority with a variety referred to in section 19(2) of this Act, from such authority;
(b) furnish the results of tests and trials—
(i) undertaken by him in terms of section 19(2)(a) of this Act with a variety referred to in that section; or
(ii) undertaken by him with a variety in respect of which the appropriate authority concerned has submitted propagating material to him for such purpose,

to the authority concerned, if an application for the protection of the variety has been made in that other country in accordance with the laws in force in the country concerned; and

(c) submit propagating material of a variety in respect of which application for a plant breeders' right has been made to him, to the authority concerned in order to have the necessary tests and trials undertaken therewith and to furnish the results thereof to him,

against payment of the fees mentioned in the agreement.


[Section 5A inserted by section 2 of Act No. 38 of 1983]