UPOVInternational Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
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Por su parte, en alianza con Monsanto, los obtentores seguian presionando por modificar la legislacion en el seno de la Comision Nacional de Semillas (CONASE) (27), de la cual emergeria un proyecto de ley para adecuar la legislacion argentina a los efectos de adherir al convenio UPOV 1991, que extendia los DPI.
Countries which are not member states of the UPOV do not have the right to benefit from the technological developments, and the new varieties reached by the member countries.
They have done this by joining the UPOV as members, for instance, or by amending local laws and regulations to comply with the rules set out by the UPOV and its policies.
Talking about the importance of registering plants in UPOV, he said, 'The current status of plant genetic resources in the sultanate indicates that the genetic diversity of many agricultural crops and wild species has deteriorated.
"The Plant Registration and Certification Committee succeeded in documenting the data of 374 local plant varieties including date palm, citrus and mango, and placing them on the official site of the PLUTO database, which was adopted internationally by the International Council of Plant Varieties (UPOV) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The Agricultural Growth Act (56) of 2015 implements provisions of a treaty on plant breeders' rights--the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of 1991 ("UPOV 1991" or, in general reference without respect to dates, "UPOV" or "the Convention")--into domestic law.
In the patent area, the draft RCEP intellectual property chapter includes the usual FTA provisions concerning the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (161) (UPOV), the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, (162) the Patent Cooperation Treaty (163) (PCT), and the Patent Law Treaty.
All traits were measured as per the IPGRI [22] and UPOV [23] guidelines as described below.
The blanket harmonisation of Plant Variety Protection modeled on the stringent Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) 1991--which is being implemented via regional economic communities including ECOWAS and SADC--is also a concern.