Australian Plant Breeders’ Rights to be significantly strengthened

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 seeks to introduce yet further changes aimed at improving Australia’s intellectual property laws.  The proposed amendments to the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act, 1994 cover many key aspects of Australia’s plant breeders’ rights regime and are expected to have a significant impact on the agricultural sector.  For interested readers, we have prepared this AgThinking article.

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Veg TranVeg is a Special Counsel in the Sydney IP - Dispute Resolution team. When she is not satisfying her addiction to "true crime" television shows and following the NHL hockey season, Veg enjoys pursuing her morbid curiosity in patent law. Armed with her formative training in biotechnology, Veg dedicates many of her working hours reviewing gruesome patent specifications and advising clients in a wide range of life science sectors.View all posts by Veg Tran