INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS
of December 2, 1961,
as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972,
and on October 23, 1978

     

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  INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, and on October 23, 1978      
  Article 1 Purpose of the Convention; Constitution of a Union; Seat of the Union
  Article 2 Forms of Protection
  Article 3 National Treatment; Reciprocity
  Article 4 Botanical Genera and Species Which Must or May be Protected
  Article 5 Rights Protected; Scope of Protection
  Article 6 Conditions Required for Protection
  Article 7 Official Examination of 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 Variety Denomination
  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 President and Vice-Presidents of the Council
  Article 19 Sessions of the Council
  Article 20 Rules of Procedure of the Council; Administrative and Financial Regulations of the Union
  Article 21 Tasks 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 Legal Status
  Article 25 Auditing of the Accounts
  Article 26 Finances
  Article 27 Revision of the Convention
  Article 28 Languages Used by the Office and in Meetings of the Council
  Article 29 Special Agreements for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
  Article 30 Implementation of the Convention on the Domestic Level; Contracts on the Joint Utilisation of Examination Services
  Article 31 Signature
  Article 32 Ratification, Acceptance or Approval; Accession
  Article 33 Entry into Force; Closing of Earlier Texts
  Article 34 Relations Between States Bound by Different Texts
  Article 35 Communications Concerning the Genera and Species Protected; Information to be Published
  Article 36 Territories
  Article 37 Exceptional Rules for Protection Under Two Forms
  Article 38 Transitional Limitation of the Requirement of Novelty
  Article 39 Preservation of Existing Rights
  Article 40 Reservations
  Article 41 Duration and Denunciation of the Convention
  Article 42 Languages; Depositary Functions

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