7 U.S. Code Chapter 57 - PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION
Sec. 2321. Establishment. 2322. Seal. 2323. Organization. 2324. Restrictions on employees as to interest in plant variety protection. 2325. Repealed. 2326. Regulations. 2327. Plant Variety Protection Board. 2328. Library. 2329. Register of protected plant varieties. 2330. Publications. 2331. Copies for public libraries.
2351. Day for taking action falling on Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. 2352. Form of papers filed. 2353. Testimony in Plant Variety Protection Office cases. 2354. Subpoenas; witnesses. 2355. Effect of defective execution. 2356. Regulations for practice before the Office. 2357. Unauthorized practice.
2371. Plant variety protection fees. 2372. Payment of plant variety protection fees; return of excess amounts. SUBCHAPTER II—PROTECTABILITY OF PLANT VARIETIES AND CERTIFICATES OF PROTECTION
2401. Definitions and rules of construction. 2402. Right to plant variety protection; plant varieties protectable. 2403. Reciprocity limits. 2404. Public interest in wide usage.
2421. Application for recognition of plant variety rights. 2422. Content of application. 2423. Joint breeders. 2424. Death or incapacity of breeder. 2425. Benefit of earlier filing date. 2426. Confidential status of application. 2427. Publication.
2441. Examination of application. 2442. Notice of refusal; reconsideration. 2443. Initial appeal.
2461. Appeals. 2462. Civil action against Secretary. 2463. Repealed.
2481. Plant variety protection. 2482. How issued. 2483. Contents and term of plant variety protection. 2484. Correction of Plant Variety Protection Office mistake. 2485. Correction of applicant’s mistake. 2486. Correction of named breeder.
2501. Reexamination after issue. 2502, 2503. Repealed. 2504. Interfering plant variety protection. SUBCHAPTER III—PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION AND RIGHTS
2531. Ownership and assignment. 2532. Ownership during testing.
2541. Infringement of plant variety protection. 2542. Grandfather clause. 2543. Right to save seed; crop exemption. 2544. Research exemption. 2545. Intermediary exemption.
2561. Remedy for infringement of plant variety protection. 2562. Presumption of validity; defenses. 2563. Injunction. 2564. Damages. 2565. Attorney fees. 2566. Time limitation on damages. 2567. Limitation of damages; marking and notice. 2568. False marking; cease and desist orders. 2569. Nonresident proprietors; service and notice. 2570. Liability of States, instrumentalities of States, and State officials for infringement of plant variety protection.
2581. Intent. 2582. Severability. 2583. Repealed.
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