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Plant Varieties Protection Law (2002)

Type of law
Date of original text

This Law regulates plant varieties protection. The Law shall be applied to all varieties of plant genus and species (including hybrids). A variety is an aggregate of cultivated plants which is included in the last position within the limits of a botanical taxon (botanical system) irrespective of whether the requirements for granting the breeder s right have been fully complied with. It may be defined as a manifestation characterising a genetic type or a combination of genetic types, as an aggregate that differs from any another aggregate of plants with at least one specific characteristic. A variety shall be regarded as a unit that remains constant when propagated. The purpose of this Law is to specify the procedures for granting the breeder s right and to ensure the protection of breeder s rights. The Law further provides for application for granting the breeder s right and examination thereof; breeder s right; loss of effect and cancellation of breeder s right; and liability for infringement of breeder s right.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Serial Imprint
Latvijas V stnesis, 74, 17.05.2002.; Latvijas Republikas Saeimas un Ministru Kabineta Zi ot js, 12, 27.06.2002.
Source language


Legislation status
in force
Legislation Amendment
Original title
Augu ir u aizsardz bas likums (2002)