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Institution of prosecution

57. No prosecution for or in relation to any offence under this Act shall be instituted except by or with the written consent of the Public Prosecutor.


Jurisdiction to try offences

58. Notwithstanding any written law to the contrary, a Court of a Magistrate of the First Class shall have jurisdiction to try any offence under this Act and to impose the full punishment for any such offence.

Protection of officers

59. No action shall be brought, instituted or maintained in any court against—

(a) any member of the Appeal Board;

(b) any member of the Board;

(c) any authorized officer; and

(d) any Examiner,

for any act or omission done in good faith in the performance of their functions and the exercise of their powers under this Act.


60. (1) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations may be made —

(a) to regulate the procedure for an application for the registration of a new plant variety and grant of a breeder's right and the determination of questions in connection with such application, registration and grant, and in connection with the extension of the duration of such registration and grant, and the revocation, surrender, assignment or transmission of a breeder's right;

(b) prescribing the fees and charges payable under this Act and the manner for collecting and dealing with such fees and charges;

(c) prescribing forms, book, registers, documents and other matters to be used under this Act and the information to be furnished for any of the purposes of this Act;


(d) prescribing the size of a holding for the purposes of the definition of "small farmer"; and

(e) providing generally for any other matter for the proper and effective implementation of this Act.

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