275. Cross licences granted by Controllers.

275.     Cross licences granted by Controllers.

Where the Controllers1 grant a compulsory plant variety licence2 to a proprietor of a patent3 for a biotechnological invention4, the holder of the plant breeders' rights5 concerned may request a cross licence on reasonable terms to use the biotechnological invention protected by the patent6. On such a request, the Controllers must grant such a cross licence to the holder of plant breeders' rights7.