Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the Plant Breeders' Rights (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/204, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.
Pursuant to the European Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions1, it is provided that where a proprietor of a patent2 for a biotechnological invention3 cannot exploit a biotechnological invention protected by the patent without infringing prior plant breeders' rights4, he may apply to the Controller of Plant
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