UPOV Lex

UPOV Notification No. 74
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

Accession by the Federative Republic of Brazil

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 Federative Republic of Brazil, on April 23, 1999, 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, and on October 23, 1978.

The said International Convention will enter into force, with respect to the Federative Republic of Brazil, on May 23, 1999. On that date, the Federative Republic of Brazil will become a member of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, founded by the said International Convention.

For the purpose of determining its share in the total amount of the annual contributions to the budget of UPOV, one-fourth (0.25) of one contribution unit is applicable to the Federative Republic of Brazil.

April 23, 1999