Budapest Notification No. 113
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication of the Republic of Bulgaria Relating to the Limitation of the Status of International Depositary Authority of the National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures with Respect to "Microscopic Algae"

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 February 25, 1993, of a written communication, dated February 22, 1993, from the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria, informing the Director General of WIPO that the assurances furnished in its communication of August 27, 1987, concerning the "National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures," 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on April 28, 1977, and amended on September 26, 1980 (see Budapest Notification No. 65 of September 16, 1987), are withdrawn with respect to "microscopic algae," a kind of microorganism in respect of which it had been announced that deposits would be accepted by the said international depositary authority but for which no deposit has ever been made with that authority.

Pursuant to Article 8(2)(b) of the Budapest Treaty and Rule 4.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the limitation of the status of international depositary authority with respect to "microscopic algae," shall take place at the expiration of three months after the date of the above-mentioned communication of the Republic of Bulgaria, that is, on May 22, 1993.

April 6, 1993