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Plant Breeder's Rights service level commitments

Plant Breeder's Rights Product Quality Commitments

Plant Breeder's Rights Product Quality Standards Tier 1

Product Quality Standards that relate to matters which would adversely affect (or have the potential to affect) the validity of the IP Right.

  • Correct search and research strategy is adopted
  • All relevant grounds for rejection are correctly taken

Acceptable Quality Level

93.5% of cases conforming to the Product Quality Standard

Plant Breeder's Rights Product Quality Standards Tier 2

Product Quality Standards that relate to matters which would require a considerable amount of rework and/or inconvenience to the applicant or IP Australia.

  • Reports are comprehensive and informative
  • Reports are free of invalid deficiencies

Acceptable Quality Level

90% of cases conforming to the Product Quality Standard

Plant Breeder's Rights Product Quality Standards Tier 3

Product Quality Standards that relate to matters which are important in terms of overall perception of the quality of the product.

  • Written formalities are complete and correct

Acceptable Quality Level

85% of cases conforming to the Product Quality Standard

Plant Breeder's Rights Service Level Commitment

Plant Breeder's Rights Registration and Examination Standard

  • We will conduct a prima facie examination on your application for plant breeder's rights within 8 weeks of receiving the application
  • We will respond to correspondence relating to the examination of your application within 20 working days of receiving the correspondence
  • We will register your plant breeder's right within 10 working days being satisfied that all criteria for registration have been met

Plant Breeder's Rights Hearings Standard

  • We will issue our decision within 12 weeks of holding a hearing, unless we receive further submissions or evidence

For our current compliance with these commitments, go to our Charter Reports.

More Plant Breeder's Rights statistics are available at our IP Statistics page.

Last Updated: 13/12/2012

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