—(1) Subject to section 18, the applicant shall, within the prescribed period after making an application, give to the Registrar or any prescribed examination authority in Singapore (referred to in this section as a local prescribed examination authority) —
in such detail as the Registrar or the local prescribed examination authority may require for examination under subsection (2), a description of —
the origin and breeding of the plant variety concerned (referred to in this section as the candidate variety);
the botanical features of the candidate variety; and
at least one plant variety that is, to the knowledge of the breeder, most similar to the candidate variety and at least one characteristic which distinguishes the candidate variety from such other variety or varieties; and
propagating material of the candidate variety.
(2) The Registrar or the local prescribed examination authority shall examine the candidate variety —
to verify whether the candidate variety belongs to the stated botanical taxon;
to establish whether the candidate variety is distinct, uniform and stable; and
(3) The Registrar or the local prescribed examination authority may, by way of written notice, request the applicant to furnish any further information, document or propagating material of the candidate variety and of any similar plant variety in addition to any plant variety referred to in subsection (1)(a)(iii).
(4) Where the Registrar or the local prescribed examination authority has made a request for further information, documents or propagating material under subsection (3), the applicant shall —
furnish such information, document or propagating material within the period stated in the written notice; or
where such information, document or propagating material is not available, notify the Registrar or the local prescribed examination authority, as the case may be, of this fact within that period.
[HK Plant Ord. 1997, s. 13; UPOV Model Law 1996, Art. 37]