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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

France


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

Law on the Reclaiming of Biodiversity, Nature and Landscapes
 
Status: enacted on 8 August, 2016
   Relevant provisions: Article 11
   Link to the legislation in French


Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources

No legislation found


Traditional knowledge legislation

Law on the Reclaiming of Biodiversity, Nature and Landscapes
  Status: enacted on 8 August, 2016
   Relevant provisions: Article 37
   Link to the legislation in French


Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

Law on the Reclaiming of Biodiversity, Nature and Landscapes
   Status: enacted on 8 August, 2016
   Link to the legislation in French


Seed laws, including seed certification rules

No legislation found


Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

Law on the Protection of New Plant Varieties, No. 70-489
   Status: Repealed with the exception of Article 36
   Relevant provisions: Article 36.
   Download the legislation (PDF) in French or English

Law on the Intellectual Property Code, No. 92-597
   Status: In force from 1 July 1992, amended 9 February 1994
   Relevant provisions: Part 2; Book 6; Title 2; Chapter 3: New Plant Varieties.
   Download the legislation (PDF)


Patent laws

No legislation found
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