THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 13/2001/ND-CP
Hanoi, April 20, 2001
 
DECREE
ON THE PROTECTION OF NEW PLANT VARIETIES
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of September 30, 1992;
Pursuant to the Civil Code of October 28, 1995;
At the proposal of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Scope of application
1. This Decree is promulgated to protect the interests of organizations and individuals that select, create or have the legitimate right to inherit new plant varieties on the Vietnamese territory (including agricultural and forest plant varieties, called new plant varieties in this Decree); to encourage organizations and individuals of all economic sectors to invest in selecting, creating and using new plant varieties, contributing to the agricultural and rural development.
2. This Decree lays down the principles and conditions for being granted the titles of protection of new plant varieties (called the protection titles for short); the order and procedures for granting of the protection titles; interests and obligations of the protection title holders; the suspension and cancellation of the protection titles; the State management and sanctions related to the protection of new plant varieties.
3. New plant varieties owned by organizations and individuals of the countries which have together with Vietnam signed or acceded to international agreements on the protection of new plant varieties, shall be protected in Vietnam according to the provisions of this Decree, except otherwise provided for in international agreements which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has signed or acceded to.
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