7 U.S. Code § 2486 - Correction of named breeder

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An error as to the naming of a breeder in the application, without deceptive intent, shall not affect validity of plant variety protection and may be corrected at any time by the Secretary in accordance with regulations established by the Secretary or upon order of a federal court before which the matter is called in question. Upon such correction the Secretary shall issue a certificate accordingly. Such correction shall not deprive any person of any rights the person otherwise would have had.


(Pub. L. 91–577, title II, § 86,Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1552; Pub. L. 103–349, § 13(n),Oct. 6, 1994, 108 Stat. 3143.)

1994—Pub. L. 103–349substituted “the Secretary” for “him” in first sentence and “the person” for “he” in third sentence.
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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