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May 15, 2014
The plant varieties included into the State Register of Plant Varieties of Ukraine are included as the annex into the State Register of Selection Achievements of the Russian Federation

After the Republic of Crimea enters to the Russian Federation the measures of inclusion of the branch office of the State Variety Service in the Republic of Crimea into the variety test system of the Russian Federation have been taken.

Currently on the territory of Republic of Crimea the instruction of the President of the Russian federation V.V. Putin about the formation of the representative office of federal government of the Russian Federation is realized.

Plant varieties included into the State Register of Plant Varieties of Ukraine are included as the annex (with the notice about use only on the territory of Republic of Crimea) into the State Register of Selection Achievements of the Russian Federation and the varieties protected by the Patents will obtain the protection in accordance with the applicable legislation.

It was noticed that in order said plant varieties were included into the Russian State Register the applicants should file the corresponding requests with the Russian State Variety Service.

Also it was emphasized that the variety being under patent protection in Ukraine more than four and six years (vineyards, fruit, forest cultures and shrubs) can not be protected by the patent in the Russian Federation due to novelty criteria.

Thus, to applicants who have the varieties registered in Ukraine for use in the territory of Republic of Crimea it is offered to file the requests about the inclusion of said varieties into the State Register of Selection Achievements allowed to be used in the Russian Federation.


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