Budapest Notification No. 7
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Entry into Force

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 Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, done at Budapest on April 28, 1977, will enter into force on

August 19, 1980,

that is, three months after the deposit by five States of their instrument of ratification or accession.

In this connection, it is recalled that instruments of ratification of the Budapest Treaty were deposited:

- on July 11, 1978, by the Hungarian People's Republic
- on July 19, 1978, by the People's Republic of Bulgaria
- on September 24, 1979, by the United States of America
- on February 21, 1980, by the French Republic

and that an instrument of accession to the said Treaty was deposited, on May 19, 1980, by Japan.

Consequently, in accordance with the provisions of Article 16(1) of the Budapest Treaty, the said Treaty will enter into force on August 19, 1980, with respect to the five States referred to above.

May 21, 1980