UPOV Lex

UPOV Notification No. 64
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

Accession by the Russian Federation to the 1991 Act

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 Russian Federation, on March 24, 1998, of its instrument of accession to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, on October 23, 1978, and on March 19, 1991 (the 1991 Act).

The Russian Federation has not heretofore been a member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, founded by the said International Convention.

The said International Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Russian Federation, on April 24, 1998. On that date, the Russian Federation will become a member of UPOV.

For the purpose of determining its share in the total amount of the annual contributions to the budget of UPOV, one-half (0.5) of one contribution unit is applicable to the Russian Federation.

March 24, 1998