Public notice to be given on surrender of PBR

At a glance

Policy ID: 138

Status: Policy development

Priority: High

Plant breeders rights

Issue summary

The PBR Act specifies the Registrar must give public notice of surrender due to the applicant failing to pay the prescribed fee.

However, in the case of a voluntary surrender there are equivalent provisions requiring the Registrar to give public notice, however, while it is the Plant Breeders Right Office practice to publish such a notification, specifying this in the legislation will ensure consistency and that the public is aware of the surrender of a grant as soon as practicable.


  • On hold 24 June 2021
  • Policy Development 5 December 2022


Issue is being considered as part of IP Australia’s PBR reform work.

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