7 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2019 Edition
Title 7 - AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 57 - PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION
SUBCHAPTER II - PROTECTABILITY OF PLANT VARIETIES AND CERTIFICATES OF PROTECTION
Part F - Examinations; Response Time; Initial Appeals
Sec. 2443 - Initial appeal
From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov

§2443. Initial appeal

When an application for plant variety protection has been refused by the Plant Variety Protection Office, the applicant may appeal to the Secretary. The Secretary shall seek the advice of the Plant Variety Protection Board on all appeals, before deciding the appeal.

(Pub. L. 91–577, title II, §63, Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1550.)