263. Content and effect of compulsory licences.

A compulsory licence for the exploitation of plant breeders' rights1 may be on such terms as the Controller of Plant Variety Rights2 thinks fit, and may in particular include terms as to the remuneration payable to the rights holder3 and obliging the rights holder to make propagating material available to the licensee4. In deciding on what terms to grant a compulsory licence the Controller must have regard to the desirability of securing that the variety5 to which the application relates is available to the public at reasonable prices6, is widely distributed7 and is maintained in quality8. Note that these