The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001
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 clauses (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.