273. Consideration of applications and grant of licences.

273.     Consideration of applications and grant of 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.

On receipt by the Controller of Plant Variety Rights1 of an application for a plant variety licence2, and payment of the appropriate plant breeder's fee3, the Controllers4 must consider and process the application5, and where having considered the application the Controllers are satisfied as to