7 U.S. Code § 2482 - How issued

A certificate of plant variety protection shall be issued in the name of the United States of America under the seal of the Plant Variety Protection Office, and shall be signed by the Secretary or have the signature of the Secretary placed thereon, and shall be recorded in the Plant Variety Protection Office.


(Pub. L. 91–577, title II, § 82,Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1551; Pub. L. 103–349, § 13(l),Oct. 6, 1994, 108 Stat. 3143.)

1994—Pub. L. 103–349substituted “the signature of the Secretary” for “his signature”.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–349effective 180 days after Oct. 6, 1994, see section 15 ofPub. L. 103–349, set out as a note under section 2401 of this title.

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