Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act,2001
Section 16. Persons who may make application
(1) An application for registration under Section 14 shall be made by-
(a) any person claiming to be the breeder of the variety; or
(b) any successor of the breeder of the variety; or
(c) any person being the assignee of the breeder of the variety in respect of the right to make such application; or
(d) any farmer or group of farmers or community of farmers claiming to be the breeder of the variety; or
(e) any person authorised in the prescribed manner by a person specified under clause (a) to (d) to make application on his behalf; or
(f) any university or publicly funded agricultural institution claiming to be the breeder of the variety.
(2) An application under sub-section (1) may be made by any of the persons referred to therein individually or jointly with any other person.