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PLANT BREEDER'S RIGHTS ACT 1994 - SECT 77

Applications for review

             (1)  Applications may be made to the AAT for review of:

                     (a)  a decision by the Minister under subsection 49(2); or

                     (b)  a decision by the Registrar:

                              (i)  under subsection 19(7) to exercise a power under subsection 19(3); or

                             (ii)  under subsection 19(3) to license, or refuse to license, a person who applied to be so licensed in response to an invitation under paragraph 19(8)(c); or

                            (iii)  under subsection 19(10) to make propagating material available; or

                            (iv)  under subsection 19(11) to certify, or to refuse to certify, a plant variety; or

                          (iva)  under section 21 to amend, or refuse to amend, the Register; or

                             (v)  under section 30 to accept or reject an application; or

                            (vi)  under section 31 to vary, or refuse to vary, an application; or

                           (vii)  under subsection 34(1) refusing to extend the period for giving a detailed description; or

                          (viii)  under section 37 to require a test growing; or

                        (viiia)  under paragraph 37(2B)(b) not to proceed further with an application, objection or request for revocation; or

                            (ix)  under subsection 38(4) to the effect that the Registrar is satisfied of the matters referred to in that subsection; or

                             (x)  under subsection 38(5) to the effect that the Registrar is satisfied of the matters referred to in that subsection; or

                            (xi)  under subsection 39(2) to give a notification to an applicant; or

                           (xii)  under paragraph 40(8)(b) refusing to extend the period for rebutting the prima facie case of essential derivation; or

                          (xiii)  under section 40 in respect of an application for a declaration of essential derivation; or

                        (xiiia)  under subsection 41A(5) to refuse to consider an application for a declaration of essential derivation; or

                        (xiiib)  under subsection 41B(3) to publish, or not to publish, information in a notification under subsection 41B(1) or (2); or

                        (xiiic)  under subsection 41D(1) to make, or to refuse to make, a declaration of essential derivation; or

                        (xiiid)  under section 41E to conduct, or not to conduct, a test growing; or

                          (xiv)  under section 41 to require a test growing; or

                           (xv)  under section 44 to grant, or refuse to grant, PBR in a plant variety; or

                          (xvi)  under section 50 to revoke, or not to revoke, PBR in a plant variety or a declaration that a plant variety is essentially derived from another plant variety; or

                         (xvii)  under section 62A to rectify, or refuse to rectify, the Register.

          (1A)  If:

                     (a)  the Registrar is taken to have made a decision (the initial decision ) under paragraph 76B(2)(a); and

                     (b)  under subsection (1) of this section, applications may be made to the AAT for review of the initial decision; and

                     (c)  the Registrar, under subsection 76B(3), substitutes a decision for the initial decision;

applications may be made to the AAT for review of the substituted decision.

             (2)  The AAT does not have power under subsection 29(7) of the AAT Act to extend the time for making an application to that Tribunal under subsection (1) or (1A) of this section for a review of a decision.

             (3)  The Registrar must give public notice of:

                     (a)  any application made under subsection (1) or (1A); and

                     (b)  any decision of the AAT on such an application; and

                     (c)  any decision of a court in relation to, or arising out of:

                              (i)  such an application; or

                             (ii)  a decision of the AAT on such an application.

             (4)  In this section:

"decision" has the same meaning as in the AAT Act.



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