October 15, 2006
Ag Biotech Vietnam
The Vietnamese goverment has
issued decree No 104/2006/ND-CP, which has detail provisions,
executing guidances for some articles of intellectual property
rights Law to plants varieties. Under this decree, protected
plant variety including: complete plants varieties, breeding
materials, haversting materials of plant varieties from
agriculture, forestry, water grow plants, new selected fungi.
Register application to plant
variety shall be stipulated under section 2, Article 164 of IPRs
National Protection Agency shall
has responsible to estabish and save national registration
number of protected plant variety. Protected inventors or plants
breeders shall have the rights as stipulated under IPRs Law.
The decree is also allow the IP
owners have the rights to transfer, selling or offering to sell
theirs rights of protected plant variety.
The decree shall be effective
after 15 days from the publishing on National Gazette.
(Translated from VNA and Vietnam Communist Party’s Website 07th