Budapest Notification No. 216
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of Japan Regarding Changes in the Name, Telephone and Facsimile Numbers, the Electronic and Internet Addresses, and in the List of Kinds of Microorganisms Accepted for Deposit by the 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 March 18, 2004, of a written communication, dated March 18, 2004, from the Government of Japan, communicating changes in the name, telephone and facsimile numbers, the electronic and Internet addresses, and in the list of kinds of microorganisms accepted for deposit by the International Patent Organism Depositary (IPOD), 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).

April 1, 2004


Communication by the Government of Japan Relating to Changes in the Name, Telephone and Facsimile Numbers, the Electronic and Internet Addresses, and in the List of Kinds of Microorganisms Accepted for Deposit by the International Patent Organism Depositary (IPOD)

[Original: English]

COMMUNICATION

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva presents its compliments to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has the honor to transmit herewith, in relation to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, the communication from its home Government regarding changes in the name, telephone and facsimile numbers and e-mail and Internet addresses of the International Patent Organism Depositary (IPOD), and a modification to the kinds of microorganisms accepted for deposit by the said Depositary.


ANNEX

Japan

International Depository Authority

Name:
International Patent Organism Depositary (IPOD),
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Address:
AIST Tsukuba Central, 6
1-1, Higashi 1-chome
Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken 305-8566
Telephone: (81) 29 861 60 29
Facsimile: (81) 29 861 60 78
E-mail: ipod-staff@m.aist.go.jp
Internet: http://unit.aist.go.jp/ipod/index_e.html

Kinds of Microorganisms that May Be Deposited

Fungi, yeasts, bacteria, actinomycetes, plasmids (naked), animal cell cultures, embryos, protozoa, plant cell cultures, seeds and algae, EXCEPT:

- microorganisms having properties which are or may be dangerous to human health or the environment;

- microorganisms which require the containment measures level P3, P3A or P3P for experiments, as described in the Ministerial Ordinance stipulating Containment Measures to be Taken in Type 2 Use of Living Modified Organisms for Research and Development (2004), which is based on the Law concerning the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity through Regulations on the Use of Living Modified Organisms (2003).