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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

Finland


Legislation on Farmers' Rights and community rights related to crop genetic resources

No legislation found


Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources

No legislation found


Traditional knowledge legislation

No legislation found


Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

No legislation found


Seed laws, including seed certification rules

Seed-grain Trade Act (No. 233 of 1993)
   Status: Adopted as of 26 February 1993
   Relevant provisions: Chapter 1. Almänna stadganden, Chapter 2. Marknadsföring av utsäde.
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Act to amend section 2 of the Seed-grain Trade Act (No. 217 of 1998)
   Status: Adopted as of 1 April 1998
   Relevant provisions: Amendment to section 2: "Tillämpningsområde".
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Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

Act on Plant Variety Rights
   Status: In force from 15 October 1992, amended 15 July 2000
   Relevant provisions: Chapter 1. General Provisions, Chapter 2. Conditions for granting plant variety rights, Chapter 3. Scope of protection, Section 21. Duration.
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Decree on Breeders` Rights
   Status: Adopted as of 15 October 1992
   Relevant provisions: Section 1- 8
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Patent laws

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