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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

United Kingdom


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

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Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources

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Traditional knowledge legislation

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Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

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Seed laws, including seed certification rules

Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964
   Status: Adopted as of 12 March 1964
   Relevant provisions: Part 2. Seeds and Seed Potatoes, Part 3. Control of Imports and Prevention of Cross-Pollination.
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Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964
   Status: Adopted as of 12 March 1964
   Relevant provisions: Part 1. Plant Breeders` Rights, Schedule 2: Part 2. Rules for Grant of Rights.
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The Plant Breeders` Rights Regulations 1978
   Status: Adopted as of 1 April 1978
   Relevant provisions: Regulation 4-10.
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The Plant Breeders` Rights (amendment) Regulations 1985
   Status: Adopted as of 16 August 1985
   Relevant provisions: 2. Amendment of principal regulations.
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The Plant Breeders` Rights (amendment) Regulations 1993
   Status: Adopted as of 1 December 1993
   Relevant provisions: 3. Amendment of Principal Regulations.
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Plant Varieties Act 1997
   Status: Adopted as of 8 May 1998
   Relevant provisions: Part 1. Plant Varieties, Schedule 2. Conditions for the grant of plant breeders` rights.
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Statutory Instruments 1998 No. 1025
   Status: Adopted as of 8 May 1998
   Relevant provisions: Article 2. Specification of Species and Groups, Schedule.
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Statutory Instruments 1998 No. 1026
   Status: Adopted as of 8 May 1998
   Relevant provisions: Article 3-10.
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Statutory Instruments 1998 No. 1027
   Status: Adopted as of 8 May 1998
   Relevant provisions: Article 6-21.
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Patent laws

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