New Seed Bill caused mayor impact among farmers
The Draft to modify the Seed Law, which has not been submitted yet to the Congress, caused diverse opinions among the agricultural sector since it represents a major change in the field of plant variety protection, as it involves the enactment of a new Law replacing the existing one.
The main topics under discussion are the interpretation of the proper use of the seed, payment of technological canon known as extended royalty, and the relation with the Patent Law.
It has to be remembered; that the current Law 20.247, in force since 1973, does not restricts the proper use. Whereas this new Draft clearly protects the breeders right by considering a limitation of the proper use.
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