272. Applications for compulsory plant variety licences.

C. Compulsory Plant Variety Licences

272.     Applications for compulsory plant variety licences.

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