Supplementary Order Paper No 124

Clause 15

In clause 15, replace subsection (4) (line 18 on page 29), with—

  • (4) Organisms (including plant varieties) and traits in organisms are not patentable inventions.

  • (4A) Subsection (4) applies whether or not the organism or the trait in the organism has been derived through genetic modification or other similar technology.

  • (4B) For the purposes of this section, organism has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.