The Breeders rights' Council is appointed by the Minister of Agriculture and has 11 members: three representatives of the government, as required by law, and six scientists, researchers, seed growers and breeders.
· To deliberate on applications for registering rights on new plant varieties and reach a decision.
· To advise the registrar on the matters regarding his authorities and responsibilities
· To recommend to the Minister on setting regulations regarding this law.
· To fulfill any other role and use any other authority determined by the Minister regarding this law.
What is a new variety?
According to the Plant Breeders Rights' law of 1973, rights can be registered in the breeders' rights book for:
· A variety that was bred in Israel in the name of the breeder, according to their request.
· In case of an Israeli citizen or resident, or a citizen or resident of a Union's member country, including a corporation that was founded by law or is registered in Israel or in a Union's member country - a variety that was bred outside of Israel.
The breeders' right to a Variety of plant will be valid when it has been registered in their name in the book of rights, and as stated by law, and shall not expire for as long as the registration exists.
More on new varieties
For more details go to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 03-9485450, also for the full version of the Plant Breeders' Rights Law, 1973.