240. General exemptions.

240.     General exemptions.

Plant breeders' rights1 do not extend to any act done for private and non-commercial purposes2, for experimental purposes3, or for the purpose of breeding another variety4. Rights also do not apply to any act concerning material5 of a variety if the material has been sold or otherwise marketed in the United Kingdom by, or with the consent of, the holder of the rights6, or is derived from material which has been so sold or otherwise marketed7, although this exemption will not apply where the