Thailand considers amending PVR legislation

Posted On 12 Feb 2014
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imagesCA7KOOYBBANGKOK,Thailand: The Thai government is considering amending its plant variety right legislation so that it will comply with the UPOV 1991 Act and to subsequently apply for UPOV membership.

In order to acquire information on how the UPOV Convention has been successfully implemented in Europe, Martin Ekvad was invited by the Thai Department of Agriculture to give a presentation in Bangkok to stakeholders on the subject matter. Specific focus was made on the scope of the breeders’ rights including essentially derived varieties and the exceptions relating to the breeders’ exemptions and the farm-saved seed exemption.

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