The Patents Act 1977 (as amended)

Schedule A1 (section 60(5)(g)): Derogation from patent protections in respect of biotechnological inventions; Exemption for small farmers

Exemption for small farmers

4.- (1) Paragraph 3 does not apply to a farmer who is considered to be a small farmer for the purposes of Article 14(3) third indent of the Council Regulation.

(2) It is for a farmer who claims to be a small farmer to prove that he is such a farmer.