Budapest Notification No. 192
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of Japan Relating to the Change of Name and Address of the National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology (NIBH) into International Patent Organism Depositary (IPOD)

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 April 20, 2001, of the communication of the Government of Japan, dated April 17, 2001 (ref. TY/WP/138), informing the Director General of WIPO that, as of April 1, 2001, the assurances furnished in its communication of December 23, 1992, concerning the National Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology (NIBH), 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. 111 of January 18, 1993), continue to apply to the said International Depositary Authority under its new name and address, which are as follows:

INTERNATIONAL PATENT ORGANISM DEPOSITARY (IPOD)
AIST Tsukuba Central 6, 1-1, Higashi 1-chome
Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-Ken 305-8566
Japan

This notification will be published in the April 2001 issue of the WIPO publication Intellectual Property Laws and Treaties.

May 18, 2001