Budapest Notification No. 251
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the Republic of Korea Relating to the Extension of the List of Kinds of Microorganisms accepted by the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC)

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 15, 2006, of a written communication, dated December 13, 2006, from the Government of the Republic of Korea, regarding the extension of the list of kinds of microorganisms accepted by the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC), 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. 89 of May 21, 1990).

December 22, 2006


Text of the Communication by the Government of the Republic of Korea relating to the Extension of the List of Kinds of Microorganisms accepted by The Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC)

COMMUNICATION

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva presents its compliments to the Secretariat of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has the honor to transmit to the latter the enclosed text of the Communication by the Government of the Republic of Korea relating to the Extension of the List of Kinds of Microorganisms accepted by the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC):

"According to Rule 3.3 of the Budapest Treaty, I am pleased to inform you that the assurances made by the Government of the Republic of Korea in its communications dated 25 April 1990 and 29 July 1999, namely that the KCTC complies with and will continue to comply with the requirements specified in Article 6.2 of the Budapest Treaty, are extended to include plant seeds, human cell cultures, molds, murine embryos and plant cell cultures."


ANNEX

REPUBLIC OF KOREA
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC)
52, Oun-dong
Yusong-Ku
Taejon 305-333

Telephone: (82-42) 829 41 44
Facsimile: (82-42) 861 17 59
Internet: http://kctc.kribb.re.kr/

KINDS OF MICROORGANISMS THAT MAY BE DEPOSITED

Algae, animal embryos, bacteria (including actinomycetes), bacteria containing plasmids, bacteriophages, cell cultures (including hybridoma lines), DNA (eukaryotic DNA), fungi (including yeasts), human cell cultures, molds, murine embryos, plant cell cultures, plant seeds, protozoa and animal and plant viruses, EXCEPT:

- microorganisms having properties which are or may be dangerous to health or the environment;
- microorganisms which need the special containment required for experiments.