537. Use of plant propagating material, biological material or animal reproductive material.

537.     Use of plant propagating material, biological material or animal reproductive material.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the Intellectual Property (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1050, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

An act which would otherwise infringe a patent1 does not do so if it consists of:

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    (1)     the use by a farmer of the product of his harvest for propagation or multiplication by him on his own holding2, where there has been a sale3