UPOV Convention

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS
of December 2, 1961,
as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972

Available in a single HTML files Act 1961 [170 kB]and Additional Act 1972 [40 kB]


  ACT OF 1961 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS      
  Article 1 [Purpose of the Convention; Constitution of a Union; Seat of the Union]1
  Article 2 [Forms of Protection; Meaning of "Variety"]
  Article 3 [National Treatment]
  Article 4 [Botanical Genera and Species Which Must or May Be Protected; Reciprocity; Possibility of Declaring that Articles 2 and 3 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property Are Applicable]
  Article 5 [Rights Protected; Scope of Protection]
  Article 6 [Conditions Required for Protection]
  Article 7 [Official Examination of New Varieties; Provisional Protection]
  Article 8 [Period of Protection]
  Article 9 [Restrictions in the Exercise of Rights Protected]
  Article 10 [Nullity and Forfeiture of the Rights Protected]
  Article 11 [Free Choice of the Member State in Which the First Application is Filed; Application in Other Member States; Independence of Protection in Different Member States)
  Article 12 [Right of Priority]
  Article 13 [Denomination of New Varieties of Plants]
  Article 14 [Protection Independent of Measures Regulating Production, Certification and Marketing]
  Article 15 [Organs of the Union]
  Article 16 [Composition of the Council; Votes]
  Article 17 [Observers in Meetings of the Council]
  Article 18 [Officers of the Council]
  Article 19 [Meetings of the Council]
  Article 20 [Rules of Procedure of the Council; Administrative and Financial Regulations of the Union]
  Article 21 [Duties of the Council]
  Article 22 [Majorities Required for Decisions of the Council]
  Article 23 [Tasks of the Office of the Union; Responsibilities of the Secretary-General: Appointment of Staff]
  Article 24 [Supervisory Function of the Swiss Government]
  Article 25 [Cooperation with the Unions Administered by BIRPI]
  Article 26 [Finances]
  Article 27 [Revision of the Convention]
  Article 28 [Languages To Be Used by the Office and in the Council]
  Article 29 [Special Agreements for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants]
  Article 30 [Implementation of the Convention on the Domestic Level; Special Agreements on the Joint Utilization of Examination Services]
  Article 31 [Signature and Ratification; Entry Into Force]
  Article 32 [Accession; Entry Into Force]
  Article 33 [Communications Indicating the Genera and Species Eligible for Protection]
  Article 34 [Territories]
  Article 35 [Transitional Limitation of the Requirement of Novelty]
  Article 36 [Transitional Rules Concerning the Relationship Between Variety Denominations and Trade Marks)
  Article 37 [Preservation of Existing Rights]
  Article 38 [Settlement of Disputes]
  Article 39 [Reservations]
  Article 40 (Duration and Denunciation of the Convention; Discontinuation of the Application of the Convention to Territories]
  Article 41 [Copies of the Convention; Language and Official Translations of the Convention]
  Annex
  ADDITIONAL ACT OF NOVEMBER 10, 1972, AMENDING THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS      
  Article I [Amended Version of of the Convention (Majorities Required for Decisions of the Council)]1
  Article II [Amended Version of of the Convention (Finances)]
  Article III [Applicability of Paragraph (6) of the Amended Version of Article 26 of the Convention]
  Article IV [Contribution Classes of Member States]
  Article V [Signature; Ratification; Accession]
  Article VI [Entry Into Force]
  Article VII [Reservations]
  Article VIII [Original Copy of the Additional Act; Language and Official Translations of the Additional Act; Notifications; Registration of the Additional Act]

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