Budapest Notification No. 206
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Amendments of the Regulations Under the Budapest Treaty

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 the Assembly of the Union for the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (Budapest Union), during its eighteenth (7th extraordinary) session held from September 23 to October 1, 2002, adopted, on October 1, 2002, amendments of the Regulations 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.

Two certified copies of the said amendments of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty are enclosed.

December 20, 2002


Certified Copy
Amendments of the Regulations Under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Adopted by the Assembly of the Union for the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (Budapest Union) at its eighteenth (7th extraordinary) session on October 1, 2002, with effect from October 2, 2002.

AMENDMENTS

Rule 13
Publication by the International Bureau

13.1 Form of Publication

Any publication by the International Bureau referred to in the Treaty or these Regulations shall be made on paper or in electronic form.

13.2 Contents

(a) At least once a year, preferably in the first quarter of the year, an up-to-date list of the international depositary authorities shall be published, indicating in respect of each such authority the kinds of microorganisms that may be deposited with it and the amount of the fees charged by it.

(b) Full information on any of the following facts shall be published once, promptly after the occurrence of the fact:

(i) to (v) [No change]


I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original text in English of the amendments of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, adopted by the Assembly of the Budapest Union at its eighteenth (7th extraordinary) session on October 1, 2002, with effect from October 2, 2002.

Kamil Idris
Director General
World Intellectual Property Organization
December 11, 2002