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International Code of Botanical Nomenclature - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to comply with this Code if you intend to apply for a certificate of plant breeder's rights. A certificate provides exclusive commercial rights over a new plant variety. Any name (including a synonym) you choose for your new plant variety must comply with this Code, and with any subsidiary codes.

This Code aims to provide a stable method of naming taxonomic groups, avoiding and rejecting the use of names which may cause error or ambiguity or throw science into confusion.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Plant Breeders Rights Act 1994 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Plant Breeders Rights Regulations 1994 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Science and Resources

IP Australia

Patent and Plant Breeder's Rights Group

Contact details

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