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Agricultural Research Service

Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of intent.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Peterson Seed Associates of Edina, Minnesota, an exclusive license to the variety of birdsfoot trefoil described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Number 200700300, "Witt", filed on May 7, 2007.
DATES: Comments must be received within thirty (30) days of the date of publication of this Notice in theFederal Register.
ADDRESSES: Send comments to: USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Rm. 4-1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-5131.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: June Blalock of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Beltsville address given above; telephone: 301-504-5989.

The Federal Government's rights in this plant variety are assigned to the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agirculture. It is in the public interest to so license this variety as Peterson Seed Associates of Edina, Minnesota has submitted a complete and sufficient application for a license. The prospective exclusive license will be royalty-bearing and will comply with the terms and conditions of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. The prospective exclusive license may be granted unless, within thirty (30) days from the date of this published Notice, the Agricultural Research Service receives written evidence and argument which establishes that the grant of the license would not be consistent with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7.

Richard J. Brenner, Assistant Administrator.