Last updated: 
21 April 2016

Review commenced: 01/03/2007
Duration of review: 2007-2010

Responding to concerns raised about difficulties in enforcing plant breeder's rights, the Australian Government asked ACIP to conduct a review of the enforcement of plant breeder's rights.

The Review included consideration of whether the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court should be extended to include PBR matters. ACIP released an Issues Paper in March 2007 to seek the views of interested parties and forums were held in June and July 2007. ACIP released an Options Paper in June 2008 which identified options with potential to assist the enforcement of PBR. The Australian Government released ACIP's Final Report on 18 January 2010 and the Government response was issued on 3 June 2011.

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