Guide to the Deposit of Microorganisms under the Budapest Treaty 

(Status on March 1, 2017)

Note * (21 kB)
Table of Contents * (41 kB)
Introduction to the Budapest Treaty * (56 kB)

Part I: General requirements for deposit and furnishing of samples

Section A:  Making the Original Deposit

Section B: 
Making a New Deposit

Section C: 
Furnishing of Samples
* (112 kB)

Part II: Specific requirements of individual international depositary authorities and industrial property offices

Section D:  Requirements of International Depositary Authorities (IDAs)

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Section E:  Requirements of Industrial Property Offices of States Party to the Budapest Treaty and of Intergovernmental Industrial Property Organizations

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Appendix 1:  Checklists of points to be attended to when depositing microorganisms and requesting samples under the Budapest Treaty

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Appendix 2:  Text of the Budapest Treaty and of the Regulations under the Treaty

Appendix 3:  Forms under the Budapest Treaty and Regulations * (74 kB)
Appendix 4:  Editable version of Form BP/12 * (41 kB)