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Seeds Regulations

Version of section 72 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-06-17:

 The Registrar shall refuse to register a variety if

  • (a) the variety name could deceive or mislead a purchaser with respect to the composition, genetic origin or utility of the variety;

  • (b) the variety name is likely to be confused with the name of a variety that is already registered;

  • (c) the application fails to establish that the variety has merit for the purposes claimed therein;

  • (d) the variety does not meet the standards for varietal purity established by the Association or these Regulations for a variety of that kind or species;

  • (e) the variety or its progeny may be detrimental to human or animal health and safety or the environment when grown and used as intended;

  • (f) false statements or falsified documents have been submitted in support of the application for registration;

  • (g) the information provided to the Registrar is insufficient to enable the variety to be evaluated;

  • (h) the variety is of a kind or species referred to in section 65 or is a variety referred to in that section;

  • (i) misleading or incorrect information was submitted in support of the application for registration;

  • (j) the variety is indistinguishable from a variety already registered or known to exist;

  • (k) the variety name is likely to offend the public;

  • (l) the representative reference sample contains off-types or impurities in excess of the Association’s standards for varietal purity; or

  • (m) the variety name is a registered trademark in respect of that variety.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 3

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