Introduce an information notice system to allow Plant Breeder's Rights owners to obtain information relating to potentially infringing materials

At a glance

Policy ID: 54

Status: Identified for action

Priority: High

Plant breeders rights ACIP

Issue summary

In its 2010 review of Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) Enforcement, the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) recommended an information notice system be introduced into the Plant Breeder's Rights Act, based on the UK Information Notice system. This would enable Plant Breeder's Rights owners to obtain information from suspected infringers on the source of plant material.

The government accepted the recommendation in principle in June 2011, subject to further consultation and review of the UK system to determine what changes would be necessary for it to work in an Australian context.


  • On hold 04-Sept-2017
  • Reviewed 24 June 2021


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