PCT AG-IP 11.078 What are the indications which must be given in the reference with regard to the deposit of biological material?

Rule 13bis.3
12.1ter

11.078.   What are the indications which must be given in the reference with regard to the deposit of biological material?  There are two kinds of indication which may have to be given, namely:

(i)  indications specified in the PCT Regulations themselves;  and

(ii)  additional indications which have been notified by the national (or regional) Office of (or acting for) a State designated in the international application and which have been published in the Official Notices (PCT Gazette);  these additional indications may relate not only to the deposit of the biological material but also to the biological material itself (see paragraph 11.079).

The indications in the first category are:

(i)  the name and address of the depositary institution with which the deposit was made;

(ii)  the date of the deposit with that institution;  and

(iii)  the accession number given to the deposit by that institution.

Annex L sets out, for each national (or regional) Office, the additional indications (if any) in the second category which are required to be given.  These indications must be furnished both in the language in which the international application is filed and, where a translation of the international application is required under Rule 12.3(a) or 12.4(a), in the language of that translation.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip11.html

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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