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Plant Breeders’ Rights Act

Version of section 45 from 2002-12-31 to 2015-02-26:

Marginal note:Holder may be required to take proceedings

  •  (1) A person authorized pursuant to paragraph 5(1)(d) or licensed to exercise plant breeder’s rights may, subject to any agreement between the holder of the rights and that person,

    • (a) call on the holder to take proceedings for infringement of the rights; and

    • (b) where the holder refuses or neglects to take proceedings within the prescribed period after being called on under paragraph (a) to do so, institute in the name of that person, making the holder a defendant, proceedings for infringement as if that person were the holder.

  • Marginal note:Holder not liable for costs

    (2) A holder who is made a defendant pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) is not liable for any costs unless the holder takes part in the proceedings.

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