Budapest Notification No. 1
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Signatory States

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him that at the expiration of the required period (that is, on December 31, 1977) the following States had signed the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, done at Budapest on April 28, 1977:

- Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (Federal Republic of), Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, on April 28, 1977;

- Sweden, on November 14, 1977; Luxembourg, on December 8, 1977; Senegal, on December 17, 1977; Austria, on December 22, 1977; Soviet Union, on December 30, 1977.

(Total: 18 States)

In accordance with the provisions of Article 15(1) of the said Budapest Treaty, that Treaty may be ratified by any of the signatory States listed above. The said Budapest Treaty may be acceded to by any other State member of the International (Paris) Union for the Protection of Industrial Property.

Instruments of ratification or accession must be deposited with the Director General of WIPO.

The date of entry into force of the said Budapest Treaty will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 16(1) of the said Treaty.

January 20, 1978