7 U.S. Code § 2423 - Joint breeders

§ 2423.
Joint breeders
When two or more persons are the breeders, one person (or the successor of the person) may apply, naming the others.
The Secretary, after such notice as the Secretary may prescribe, may issue a certificate of plant variety protection to the applicant and such of the other breeders (or their successors in interest) as may have subsequently joined in the application.
(Pub. L. 91–577, title II, § 53, Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1548; Pub. L. 103–349, § 13(g), Oct. 6, 1994, 108 Stat. 3143.)

1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–349, § 13(g)(1), substituted “one person (or the successor of the person)” for “one (or his successor)”.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–349, § 13(g)(2), substituted “the Secretary” for “he” before “may”.

Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

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


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