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May 23, 2013
The draft law "On Amendments and Additions to the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On patents on plant varieties" was adopted in the first reading

On May 17, 2013 the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus adopted in the first reading the draft law "On Amendments and Additions to the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On patents on plant varieties."

The purpose of the draft law "On Amendments and Additions to the Law of the Republic of Belarus "On patents on plant varieties" is to improve the procedures for granting legal protection for plant varieties, eliminate outdated regulations, gaps and contradictions in the text of the Law of April 13, 1995 "On patents on plant varieties", clarify some of its provisions, as well as to unify the approaches in the legal regulation of plant varieties and inventions, utility models, industrial designs, to harmonize legislation of the Republic of Belarus on patents for plant varieties considering international agreements in this area with the legislation on patents for plant varieties of major geopolitical and economic partners of the Republic of Belarus and in the framework of the Common Economic Space and the Eurasian Economic Community.


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