Policy ID: 
132
Status: 
On hold
Priority: 
Low
Issue summary: 

Section 35 of the PBR Act provides the PBR Registrar with the power to decide that there should be a test growing of a plant variety. Section 35(5) provides that all of the costs associated with a test growing must be paid.

Currently there is no fee charged if the PBR Registrar decides there should be a test growing. However, the decision making process results in time and expenses incurred by IP Australia. The former Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee (PBRAC) suggested that there should be a fee associated with a decision to have a test growing.

History: 

On hold 24 June 2021

Tag: 
Plant Breeder's Rights
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