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International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants and the Plant Variety Protection Act The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants ("UPOV") is an intergovernmental organization.
41) In 1970, Congress enacted the Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970, which includes twenty-year protection for the breeder of "any sexually reproduced or tuber propagated plant variety (other than fungi or bacteria)" that is new, distinct, uniform, and stable.
ASTA helped draft the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) which would grant breeders a Certificate of Protection, giving them exclusive rights to market a new plant variety for 17 years from the date of issuance.
Confronted with the inapplicability of intellectual property law to new varieties of plants, Congress enacted the Plant Patent Act of 1930 and the Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970, which protect new varieties against unauthorized asexual and sexual reproduction, respectively.
Some economists studying intellectual property rights (IPR) imply that the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) of 1970 will reduce genetic diversity (Schmid, 1985).
W-L Research has 15 varieties protected through the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) and a number of new varieties moving through the research, development and PVPA process for commercial release.
1970: The Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA), a bill protecting the rights of plant breeders is passed.
Farm Advantage believes that federal patent-type protection for such products is exclusively obtainable under the Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970.