Budapest Notification No. 111
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication of Japan Relating to the "National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology" (formerly the "Fermentation Research Institute (FRI)")

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 of the receipt, on December 28, 1992, of a written communication, dated December 23, 1992, from the Government of Japan, informing the Director General of WIPO that, as of January 1, 1993, the assurances furnished in its communication of March 17, 1981, concerning the "Fermentation Research Institute (FRI)," an international depositary authority under 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, as amended on September 26, 1980 (see Budapest Notification No. 15 of March 31, 1981), continue to apply to the said international depositary authority under its new name, the "National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology." The address of the said Institute remains the same as that of the "Fermentation Research Institute (FRI)," that is: Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, 1-3, Higashi 1-chome, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-Ken 305, Japan. The "National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology" will continue to accept the deposit of microorganisms under its former name the "Fermentation Research Institute (FRI)" until March 31, 1993.

January 18, 1993