Word Cloud: Guatemala’s Now-Repealed Plant Variety Rights Law

Guatemala PVP Treaty_Sep 5 2014

On September 4, 2014, the Guatemalan Congress decided to repeal its newly-minted (like, really newly minted – it was just 3 months old) Plant Variety Rights Law, which aimed to streamline the country’s seed-protection laws more in line with the 1991 Act of the International Convention for the Protection of Plant Varieties (the UPOV Convention).

For more information on the process that led to first the signing, and then the repealing of the Plant Variety Rights Law, see this informative post by Sullivan Law.

About: Mekhala Chaubal

Mekhala is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada with an interest in all areas of intellectual property (IP) law in a transnational context, privacy rights, and the development of IP in emerging economies. She is currently immersed in learning about innovation, entrepreneurship and the finer points of patent, copyright and trade-mark law as IP Legal Assistant.

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