UPOV Lex

UPOV Notification No. 17
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

Acceptance by the United States of America

The Secretary-General of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to inform him of the deposit by the Government of the United States of America, on November 12, 1980, of its instrument of acceptance of the 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.

At the time of depositing its instrument of acceptance of the said International Convention, the United States of America notified the Secretary-General that it will apply the provisions of Article 37, paragraphs (1) and (2), in regard to protection of the same genus or species under different forms and also in regard to the patentability criteria and period of protection applicable to normally asexually reproduced plant varieties.

The date of entry into force of the said International Convention will be notified when the required number of ratifications, acceptances, approvals or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 33(1) of the said International Convention.

November 24, 1980