246. Requirement of stability.

246.     Requirement of stability.

The Controller of Plant Variety Rights1 may not grant plant breeders' rights2 in respect of a variety3 unless he is satisfied that the variety to which the application relates is, amongst other characteristics4, stable5. A variety is stable if those characteristics which are included in the examination for distinctness6, as well as any others used for the variety description, remain unchanged after repeated propagation or, in the case of a particular cycle of propagation, at the end of each such cycle7.

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