Guide to the Deposit of Microorganisms under the Budapest Treaty

(Status on July 1, 2023)

Note *

Table of Contents *

Introduction to the Budapest Treaty *

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

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

Section D: Requirements of International Depositary Authorities (IDAs)

(a) Culture Collections Currently Holding IDA Status *

(b) List of Kinds of Microorganisms Accepted by IDAs *

(c) Detailed Requirements and Practices of IDAs

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


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

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

Appendix 3: Forms under the Budapest Treaty and Regulations