Consistency of wording of filing a PBR application

At a glance

Policy ID: 135

Status: On hold

Priority: Low

Plant breeders rights

Issue summary

In some sections of the Plant Breeders Right Act the wording “application…is made” or “making an application” is used. However, elsewhere in the Act the wording “application lodged” as well as approved means of ‘lodging’ or giving documents is used.

It's not clear how these terms infer a difference in the filing of an application which can result in uncertainty.


  • On hold 24 June 2021

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