7 U.S. Code § 2542 - Grandfather clause
Nothing in this chapter shall abridge the right of any person, or the successor in interest of the person, to reproduce or sell a variety developed and produced by such person more than one year prior to the effective filing date of an adverse application for a certificate of plant variety protection.
1994—Pub. L. 103–349 substituted “the successor in interest of the person” for “his successor in interest”.
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