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Plant Breeders’ Rights Act

Version of section 56 from 2015-02-27 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Plant Breeders’ Rights Office

  •  (1) The Plant Breeders’ Rights Office is part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency established by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act.

  • Marginal note:Commissioner

    (2) The President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency shall designate a Commissioner of Plant Breeders’ Rights.

  • Marginal note:Employees

    (3) The President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has the authority to appoint the employees of the Plant Breeders’ Rights Office.

  • Marginal note:Functions of Commissioner

    (4) The Commissioner shall receive all applications, fees, documents and materials submitted for plant breeders’ rights, shall do all things necessary for the granting of plant breeders’ rights and for the exercise of all other powers conferred, and the discharge of all other duties imposed, on the Commissioner under this Act and shall have the charge and custody of the register and any other documents or materials belonging to the Plant Breeders’ Rights Office.

  • Marginal note:Absence, etc., of Commissioner

    (5) Where the Commissioner is absent or unable to act or the office of Commissioner is vacant, such other officer as may be designated by the President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency shall, in the capacity of Acting Commissioner, exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Commissioner.

  • 1990, c. 20, s. 56
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 78
  • 2015, c. 2, s. 39
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