Budapest Notification No. 156
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Relating to the Termination, Under Article 8(2) of the Budapest Treaty, of the Status of International Depositary Authority with Respect to the National Collection of Food Bacteria (NCFB)

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 March 7, 1997, of a written communication from the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dated March 5, 1997, communicating, pursuant to Article 8(2) of 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, the termination of the status of international depositary authority with respect to the National Collection of Food Bacteria (NCFB), an international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty (see Budapest Notification No. 86 of February 5, 1990). The text of the said communication is attached.

Pursuant to Article 8(2)(b) of the Budapest Treaty and Rule 4.2(c) of the Regulations under that Treaty, the status of the National Collection of Food Bacteria (NCFB) as an international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty has terminated three months from the date of the said communication, that is, on June 5, 1997.

June 16, 1997


Text of the Written Communication of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dated March 5, 1997, Relating to the Termination, Under Article 8(2) of the Budapest Treaty, of the Status of International Depositary Authority With Respect to the National Collection of Food Bacteria (NCFB)

COMMUNICATION

[text of the communication (letter of March 5, 1997, from His Excellency, Mr. N.C.R. Williams, Ambassador)]

I have the honour to refer to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent procedure, opened for signature at Budapest from 28 April to 31 December 1977 and to the communication dated 20 July 1982 from the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland nominating the National Collection of Food Bacteria (NCFB) (formerly the National Collection of Dairy Organisms (NCDO)), AFRC Institute of Food Research, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, Reading, RG6 3EF as an International Depositary Authority.

In accordance with Rule 4.1 of the Regulations under the Treaty, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland hereby notify you that the National Collection of Food Bacteria has ceased to exist as an International Depositary Authority as from 10 December 1996.