ISTISInstitute of Scientific & Technical Information of Shanghai
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A variety meets the distinctiveness requirement if it clearly sets itself apart, through one or several relevant characteristics (resulting from a specific genotype or from a combination of genotypes), in relation to any other variety whose existence is notoriously known on the submission date of the patent application with the ISTIS (the State Institute for Variety Testing and Registration) or, as applicable, on the invoked priority date.
An unnatural event could have occurred, where a third party might have been criminally convicted and the decision might have been enforced, while the variety patent could have subsequently not been granted by the ISTIS.
On the other hand, we cannot fail to notice that there is no difference of an unjustified sanctioning treatment between the disclosure deeds committed by the ISTIS staff, punishable in accordance with of the Criminal Code, by imprisonment from 3 months to 3 years or by a fine (15) and the disclosure actions of the data included in the patent applications committed by the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM) staff, that are also punishable by imprisonment from 3 months to 3 years or by a fine (16).