Rs 0.232.145.1 Budapest Treaty Of 28 April 1977 On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure

Original Language Title: RS 0.232.145.1 Traité de Budapest du 28 avril 1977 sur la reconnaissance internationale du dépôt des micro-organismes aux fins de la procédure en matière de brevets

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0.232.145.1 original text Treaty in Budapest on the international recognition of the deposit of microorganisms for the purposes of the patent procedure concluded in Budapest on April 28, 1977, approved by the Federal Assembly on March 10, 1981, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland on May 19, 1981, entered into force for the Switzerland on 19 August 1981 (State on March 31, 2014) provisions introductory art. 1 establishment of a union the States party to this Treaty (hereinafter called "the Contracting States") are made to the State of the Union for the international recognition of the deposit of microorganisms for the purposes of patent procedure.

Art. 2 definitions for the purposes of this Treaty and the regulations, i) all references to a "patent" shall be understood as a reference to the patents, to the author of invention certificates, to of utility certificates, utility models, patents or certificates of addition, author of additional invention and certificates certificates of additional utility; ii) means "deposit of a microorganism", depending on the context in which those words appear ((, acts performed in accordance with this Treaty and the regulations, following: transmitting a microorganism with a depositary authority international, who receives it and accepts it, or the conservation of such a microorganism by the authority of international deposit, or at the time the said transmission and said conservation; iii) "patent procedure" means any administrative or judicial proceedings relating to a patent application or a patent; iv) means by "publication for the purposes of the. (patent procedure"the official publication, or official making available to the public for inspection, an application for a patent or a patent; v)"intergovernmental industrial property organization"means an organization that has made a declaration under art. 9.1); vi) "industrial property office" means an authority of a Contracting State or an intergovernmental industrial property organization which is responsible for granting patents; vii) 'deposit institution' means an institution which ensures the receipt, acceptance and conservation of microorganisms and sampling of these; viii) "international depositary authority" means a deposit institution which has acquired the status of international depositary authority under art. ((7; ix) "depositor" means the natural or legal person who transmits a microorganism with a depositary authority international, which receives it and accepts it, and all successor of the said person; x) means 'Union' Union referred to in article first; xi) means "Assembly", the Assembly referred to in art. 10; xii) means "Organization" means the world intellectual property organization; xiii) means "International Office" the international Bureau of the Organization and, as long as they exist, the United International Bureaux for the protection of intellectual property (BIRPI); xiv) "Director general" means the Director general of the Organization; xv) "Regulations" means the regulations referred to in art. 12 RS 0.232.145.11 Chapter first substantive provisions of art. (3 recognition and effect of the deposit of micro-organisms 1) has) Contracting States which allow or require the deposit of microorganisms for the purposes of patent procedure recognize, for the purpose of this procedure, the deposit of a micro-organism made with an international depositary authority. (This recognition includes recognition of the fact and of the date of such filing that indicates the international depositary authority, as well as the recognition of the fact that what is given as a sample is a sample of the microorganism depose.b) any Contracting State may require a copy of the receipt of the deposit referred to in subparagraph a), issued by the international depositary authority.

(2) in respect to the matters governed by this Treaty and the regulations, no Contracting State may require that he be satisfied different requirements from those provided for in this Treaty and the regulations or additional requirements.

Art. 4 new deposit 1) has) when, for whatever reason, whether the international depositary authority cannot provide samples of the deposited microorganism, especially i) where the microorganism is no longer viable, ouii) when sampling would require sending them abroad and export or import restrictions that prevent the sending or the receipt of the samples abroad This authority shall notify the applicant that it is unable to provide samples, at short notice after finding this impossible, and tells him the reason; subject to para. (2) and in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, the applicant has the right to make a new deposit of the microorganism which was the subject of the initial deposit.

(b) the new deposit is made with the international depositary authority with which the original deposit was made; However, i) it is made with an another depositary authority international if the institution with which the original deposit was made has ceased to have the status of international depositary authority, either completely or for the kind of microorganism to which the deposited microorganism belongs, or if the depositary authority international with which the original deposit was made ceases (((, temporarily or permanently, to exercise its functions with respect to microorganisms deposited; ii) it may be made with an another international depositary authority in the case referred to in subparagraph a) ii).

(c) any new deposit is accompanied by a signed statement from the applicant, according to which the latter asserts that the microorganism which is the subject of the new deposit is the same as that which was the subject of the initial deposit. If affirmation of the depositor is contested, the burden of proof is governed by law applicable.d) subject to subparagraphs has) to c) and e), the new deposit is treated as if it had been made on the date on which was made the initial deposit if all previous statements on the viability of the microorganism which was the subject of the initial filing indicated that the microorganism was viable and if the new deposit was made in a within three months from the date on which the depositor received the notification referred to in subparagraph a) .e) when subparagraph b) i) applies and the depositor does not receive the notification referred to in subparagraph) within a period of six months from the date on which the termination, limitation or cessation of exercising the functions ((, referred to in subparagraph b) i), was published by the international Bureau, the three-month period referred to in subparagraph d) is calculated from the date of this publication.

(2) the right referred to in para. (1) has) does not exist when the deposited microorganism has been transferred to another deposit authority international as long this authority is able to provide samples of the microorganism.

Art. 5 restrictions on the export and import each Contracting State recognizes that it is highly desirable that, if and insofar as is restricted export from its territory or the import of certain types of microorganisms into its territory, such a restriction applies to microorganisms that are filed or to be filed under this Treaty only where the restriction is necessary consideration of national security, or risk to health or the environment.

Art. 6 status of 1 international depositary authority) to be entitled to the status of international depositary authority, a deposit institution must be located on the territory of a Contracting State and must benefit from assurances by this State under which this institution meets and will continue to meet the conditions listed in para. (2) such insurance may also be provided by an intergovernmental industrial property organization; in this case, the deposit institution must be located on the territory of a Member State of this organization.
(2) the filing institution must, as an international depositary authority,

((i) have a permanent existence; ii) have, in accordance with the regulations, staff and facilities for the scientific and administrative tasks which incumbent on it under this Treaty; iii) be impartial and objective; iv) be, for the purposes of filing, available to all depositors under the same conditions; v) accept in deposit of microorganisms of all or some of them (((, examine their viability and store them, in accordance with the regulations; vi) issue a receipt to the applicant and any required return on sustainability, in accordance with the regulations; vii) observe secrecy with respect to deposited microorganisms, in accordance with the regulations; viii) back, under the conditions and according to the procedure prescribed in the regulations, samples of any deposited microorganism.

((3) the regulations prescribe the measures to be taken i) where an international depositary authority ceases, temporarily or permanently, functions of deposited microorganisms or refuses to accept the kinds of microorganisms which it should accept under the assurances; ii) in the case of a termination or limitation of the status of an international depositary authority international depositary authority.

Art. 7 acquisition of the status of depositary authority international 1) has) a deposit institution acquires the status of depositary authority international under a written communication addressed to the Director general by the Contracting State on the territory of which the deposit institution is located and including a declaration containing assurances to the terms of which the institution meets and will continue to meet the conditions listed in the art. 6.2). said status may also be acquired under a written communication, which is addressed to the Director general by an intergovernmental industrial property organization and including said declaration.b) the communication also contains information on the institution of deposit, in accordance with the regulations, and may indicate the date to take effect the status of internationale.2 depositary authority) has) if the Director general finds that the communication includes the required declaration and that all the required information has been received, the communication is published on short notice by the Bureau international.b) the status of international depositary authority is acquired from the date of publication of the communication or, where a date has been indicated under para. (1) b) and that this date is later than the date of publication of the communication, from this date.

(3) the regulations prescribe the details of the procedure referred to in paras. (1) and (2).

Art. (8 termination and limitation of the status of international depositary authority 1) has) any Contracting State or any intergovernmental industrial property organization may require Assembly that put an end to the status of international depositary authority of an authority or that it limits it to certain types of microorganisms, due to the fact that the conditions outlined in art. 6 have not been met or are no longer. However, such a request may not be made by a Contracting State or an intergovernmental organization of industrial property in respect of an international depositary authority for which that State or that organization has made the declaration referred to in art. 7.1) has) .b) before making the request under subparagraph a), the Contracting State or intergovernmental industrial property organization shall, through the Director-general to the Contracting State or intergovernmental industrial property organization which has made the communication referred to in art. 7.1) the grounds of the application envisaged, so that that State or that organization, within a period of six months from the date of such notification, appropriate measures so that the application is no longer necessaire.c) the Assembly, if it finds the merits of the application, decided to put an end to the status of international depositary authority of the authority referred to in subparagraph has) or to limit to certain kinds of microorganisms. (The Assembly decision requires a majority of two thirds of the votes cast in favour of the requete.2) a) the Contracting State or intergovernmental industrial property organization which made the declaration referred to in art. 7.1) has) may, by a communication addressed to the Director general, withdraw this statement entirely or in respect only of certain kinds of microorganisms and in any case must do when and insofar as its assurances are no longer applicables.b) with effect from the date provided for in the regulations, such a communication results, if it relates to the statement in full the cessation of the status of depositary authority international or, if it relates only to certain kinds of microorganisms, a corresponding limitation of such status.

(3) the regulations prescribe the details of the procedure referred to in paras. (1) and (2).

Art. (9 intergovernmental industrial property organizations 1) has) any intergovernmental organization to which several States have entrusted the task of grant of regional patents and of which all Member States are members of the International Union for the protection of intellectual industrial (Paris Union) can present to the Director general a declaration to the effect that it accepts the obligation of recognition provided for in art. (3.1) a), the obligation concerning the requirements referred to in art. 3.2) and all the effects of the provisions of this Treaty and the regulations that are applicable to intergovernmental industrial property organizations. If it is made before the entry into force of this Treaty in accordance with art. (16.1) the declaration under the previous sentence shall take effect on the date of its entry into force. If it is presented after its entry into force, the declaration takes effect three months after its presentation, unless a later date is indicated in the declaration. In the latter case, the declaration becomes effective on the date so indiquee.b) said organization shall have the right provided for in art. (3.1) b).

(2) in the case of a revision or amendment of any provision of this Treaty or of the regulations affecting intergovernmental industrial property organizations, any intergovernmental industrial property organization may withdraw its declaration referred to in para. (1) by notification addressed to the Director general. The withdrawal is effective, i) where the notification has been received before the date of the entry into force of the revision or modification, on that date; ii) if the notification has been received after the date referred to in point i), on the date indicated in the notification or, in the absence of such indication, three months after the date on which the notification was received.

(3) in addition to the case referred to in para. (2) any industrial property organization may withdraw its declaration referred to in para. (1) a) by notification addressed to the Director general. The withdrawal takes effect two years after the date on which the Director general received the notification. No notification of withdrawal under this paragraph is admissible during a period of five years from the date on which the declaration took effect.
(4) the withdrawal referred to in para. ((2) or (3), by an intergovernmental organization of industrial property whose communication under art. 7.1) resulted in the acquisition by a deposit institution, the status of international depositary authority results in the termination of such status one year after the date on which the Director general has received the notification of withdrawal.
(5) any declaration referred to in para. (1) has), any notice of withdrawal referred to in para. ((2) or (3), all insurance provided under art. 6.1), second sentence, and included in a declaration made in accordance with art. (7.1) has), any application under art. 8. 1) and communication of withdrawal referred to in art. 8.2) require the express prior approval of the sovereign body of the intergovernmental organization of industrial property whose members are all the States members of the Organization and in which decisions are made by the official representatives of the Governments of these States.

Chapter II provisions administrative art. 10 Assembly


((1) (a). the Assembly consists of the States contractants.b) each Contracting State is represented by one delegate, who may be assisted alternates, advisers and experts.c) each intergovernmental industrial property organization is represented by special observers to the meetings of the Assembly and any Committee and task force created by the Assemblee.d) any State not member of the Union but Member of the organization or of the International Union for the protection of industrial property (Paris Union) and any intergovernmental organization specialized in the field of patents is not an intergovernmental organization of industrial property within the meaning of art. 2.v) may be represented by observers at the meetings of the Assembly and, if the Assembly so decides, in the meetings of any Committee or working group established by the held.2)) has the Assembly i) deals with questions about the maintenance and development of the Union and the application of the present Treaty; ii) exercises the rights specially granted and fulfil the tasks specially assigned by the present Treaty; iii) gives to the Director general guidelines for the preparation of revision conferences; iv) review and approve the reports and activities of the Director-general Union and gives all useful guidelines on issues within the competence of the Union; v) creates committees and groups of work it deems useful to facilitate the activities of the Union; vi) Decides, subject to the al. (1) d), what States other than contracting States, which intergovernmental organizations other than intergovernmental industrial property within the meaning of art organizations are. 2.v) and what are the non-governmental international organizations who are admitted to its meetings as observers, and decides the extent in which the international deposit authorities are admitted to its meetings as observers; vii) take any other appropriate action designed to further the objectives of the Union; viii) fulfilling any other useful functions in the context of this Treaty.

(b) on the issues that interest also to other unions administered by the Organization, the Assembly of the statue after having read in the opinion of the coordination Committee of the organization.

(3) a delegate may represent one State only and may vote only for this one.
(4) each Contracting State shall have one vote.
((5) (a) one-half of the Contracting States is the quorum.b) If this quorum is not reached, the Assembly may make decisions; (However, those decisions, with the exception of those concerning its procedure, become binding only if the quorum and the majority required are achieved by means of absentee voting in the regulation of execution.6) has) subject to art. 8.1) c), 12.4) and 14.2) b), the decisions of the Assembly are taken by a majority of the votes exprimes.b) the abstention is not considered as a vote.7) a) Assembly meets once every two years in regular session on convocation by the Director general, as much as possible during the same period and at the same place as the General Assembly of the Organisation.b) the Assembly shall meet in extraordinary session upon convocation by the Director general , either at his own initiative, or at the request of one-fourth of the Contracting States.

(8) the Assembly shall adopt its rules of procedure.

New content on Sept. 26. 1980, in force for Switzerland since May 24, 1984 (RO 1984 609).

Art 11 Bureau international) 1 the international Bureau i) fulfil administrative tasks for the Union, in particular those that specifically assigned to it by this Treaty and the regulations or by the Assembly; ii) provide the secretariat of revision conferences, of the Assembly, created working groups and committees by the Assembly and any other meeting convened by the Director general and dealing with questions about the Union.

(2) the Director-general is the Chief Executive of the Union and represents.
(3) the Director general shall convene all meetings dealing with issues of concern to the Union.
(4) a) the Director general and any of the staff designated by him to take part, without the right to vote, in all meetings of the Assembly, of committees and working groups established by the Assembly and any other meeting convened by the Director general and dealing with issues of interest to the Union.b) general manager or a member of the staff designated by him shall be ex officio Secretary of the Assembly and committees (((((, working groups and other meetings referred to in subparagraph a).5) has) Executive Director prepares the review conferences as directed by the Assemblee.b) the Director general may consult intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations on the preparation of the conferences of revision.c) the Director general and persons designated by him to take part, without the right to vote (, in the discussions at the conferences of revision.d) Executive Director or any member of the staff designated by him shall be ex officio Secretary of any revision conference.

Art. 12 regulations) 1 the implementing regulation contains rules i) to the questions on which the present Treaty refers expressly to the regulations or expressly provides that they are or will be the subject of regulations; ii) to all conditions, questions or procedures administrative; iii) at all useful details for the implementation of the provisions of this Treaty.

(2) the regulations of the present Treaty is adopted at the same time than the latter and is attached to him.
(3) the Assembly may modify the regulations.
(4) a) subject to subparagraph (b), adoption of any amendment of the regulations requires two thirds of the votes exprimes.b) adoption of any amendment concerning the delivery, by the international depositary authorities, of samples of deposited microorganisms requires that no Contracting State vote against the proposed amendment.

(5) in the case of differences between the text of this Treaty and the regulations, the text of the Treaty is valid.

Chapter III Revision and amendment article 13 revision of the Treaty 1) this Treaty may be revised from time to time by conferences of the Contracting States.
(2) the convocation of revision conferences is decided by the Assembly.
(3) art. 10 and 11 may be amended either by a revision conference, pursuant to art. 14 art. (14 amendment of certain provisions of the Treaty 1) has) the proposals made under this section, change the art. 10 and 11 may be submitted by any Contracting State or by the Director general.b) these proposals are communicated by the Director general to Contracting States at least six months prior to seeking review of the held.2) has) any changes to the items referred to in para. (1) is adopted by the Assemblee.b) adoption of any amendment of art. 10 requires four fifths of the votes cast; adoption of any amendment of art. (11 requires three-quarters of the votes exprimes.3) has) any changes to the items referred to in para. (1) comes into force one month after the receipt by the Director general of the written notifications of acceptance, effected in accordance with their constitutional rules respective, on the part of the three quarters of Contracting States that were members of the Assembly at the time it adopted the modification.b) any changes to these articles thus accepted lie all Contracting States that were States at the time when the Assembly adopted the amendment ((, being understood that any change that creates financial obligations for the said Contracting States or increasing such obligations binds only those countries which have notified their acceptance of this modification.c) changes to any accepted and entered into force in accordance with subparagraph) binds all States which become Contracting States after the date on which the adopted amendment by the Assembly.

Chapter IV provisions final art. 15 becoming party to the Treaty 1) any State member of the International Union for the protection of industrial property (Paris Union) may become party to this Treaty by i) followed signature of the deposit of an instrument of ratification, yes) the deposit of an instrument of accession.

(2) the instruments of ratification or accession are deposited with the Director general.

Art. 16 entry into force of the Treaty 1) this Treaty comes into force, with respect to the five States who were the first to have deposited their instruments of ratification or accession, three months after the date on which the fifth instrument of ratification or accession were deposited.
(2) this Treaty comes into force with respect to any other State three months after the date on which that State has deposited its instrument of ratification or accession, unless a later date is indicated in the instrument of ratification or accession. In the latter case, this Treaty comes into force for that State on the date thus indicated.

Art. 17 denunciation of the Treaty


(1) any Contracting State may denounce this Treaty by notification addressed to the Director general.
(2) the denunciation shall take effect two years after the day where the Director general has received the notification.
(3) the option of denunciation of this Treaty in para. (1) may not be exercised by a Contracting State before the expiry of a period of five years from the date on which it became party to this Treaty.
(4) the denunciation of this Treaty by a Contracting State which has made a declaration under art. (7.1) has) in respect of a deposit institution having acquired the status of depositary authority international causes the termination of such status one year after the day where the Director general has received the notification referred to in the al. (1) art. 18 signature and languages of the Treaty 1) has) this Treaty is signed in a single original in the English and French languages, both texts being also foi.b) official of the present Treaty texts are established by the Director general, after consultation with the interested Governments and within two months following the signing of this Treaty, in the other languages in which the Convention establishing the world Intellectuelle.c property organization was signed) of official texts of the This Treaty are established by the Director general, after consultation with the interested Governments, in German, Arabic, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese languages, and other languages as the Assembly may indicate.

(2) this Treaty is open for signature, in Budapest, until December 31, 1977.

RS 0.230 art. 19 deposit of the Treaty; transmission of copies; registration of the Treaty 1) the original of this Treaty, when it is no longer open for signature, shall be deposited with the Director general.
(2) the Director general shall certify and transmit two copies of this Treaty and the regulations to the Governments of all the States referred to in art. 15.1) and intergovernmental organizations that may submit a declaration under art. (9.1) has) as well as, on request, to the Government of any other State.
(3) the Director general shall register this Treaty with the Secretariat of the United Nations's
(4) the Director general shall certify and transmit two copies of any amendment to this Treaty and the regulations to all Contracting States and intergovernmental industrial property as well as, on request, to the Government of any other State and to any other intergovernmental organization that may make a declaration under art. (9.1) has).

Art. 20 notifications the Director general shall notify the Contracting States, the intergovernmental industrial property organizations and States not members of the Union but members of the International Union for the protection of industrial property (Paris Union) i) signatures according to art. 18; ii) the deposit of instruments of ratification or accession according to art. (15.2); iii) the declarations under art. (9.1) has) and notifications of withdrawal under art. 9.2) or 3); iv) the date of entry into force of this Treaty according to art. (16.1); v) the communications under art. 7 and 8 and the decisions under art. 8; vi) acceptances of amendments to this Treaty under art. 14.3); vii) amendments of the regulations, viii) the dates of entry into force of the amendments to the Treaty or the regulations; ix) any denunciation notified under art. 17. in faith of what, the undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose, have signed this Treaty.
Made in Budapest, April twenty-eight thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven.
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Scope March 31, 2014, States parties Ratification, accession (A) Declaration of estate (S) entry into force April 14, 1997 South Africa was July 14, 1997 Albania 19 June 2003-19 September 2003 Germany 20 October 1980 20 January Armenia 6 December 1981 2004-6 March 2005 Australia 7 April 1987-7 July Austria 26 January 1987 1984-26 April Azerbaijan 14 July 1984 2003-14 October Bahrain 20 August 2003 2012 A 20 November 2012 Belarus July 19, 2001 October 19, 2001 Belgium September 15, 1983 has 15 December 1983 Bosnia and Herzegovina October 27, 2008 to January 27, 2009 Brunei 24 April 2012 to July 24, 2012 Bulgaria July 19, 1978 August 19, 1980 Canada 21 June 1996 was September 21, 1996 Chile may 5, 2011 August 5, 2011 China April 1, 1995 July 1, 1995 (North) Korea November 21, 2001 has 21 February 2002 (South) Korea 28 December 1987 At March 28, 1988 Costa Rica 30 June 2008 30 September 2008 Croatia 25 November 1999's February 25, 2000 Cuba 19 November 1993 at 19 February 1994 Denmark April 1, 1985 1 July 1985 El El Salvador 17 May 2006 was August 17, 2006 Spain December 19, 1980 19 March 1981 Estonia 14 June 1996 A 14 September 1996 United States September 24, 1979 August 19, 1980 Finland June 1, 1985 September 1, 1985 France February 21, 1980 19 August

1980 Georgia 30 May 2005 30 September 2005 Greece has 30 July 1993 30 October 1993 Guatemala 14 June 2006 has 14 October 2006 Honduras 20 March 2006 to 20 June 2006 Hungary 11 July 1978 19 August 1980 India 17 September 2001 December 17, 2001 Ireland September 15, 1999 has 15 December 1999 Iceland 23 December 1994 has 23 March 1995 Israel 26 January 1996 26 April 1996 Italy 23 December 1985 23 March 1986 Japan

19 May 1980 19 August 1980 Jordan 14 August 2008 was November 14, 2008 Kazakhstan January 24, 2002 24 April 2002 Kyrgyzstan February 17, 2003 has 17 May 2003 Latvia 29 September 1994 29 December 1994 Liechtenstein 19 May 1981 has 19 August 1981 Lithuania 9 February 1998 to 9 May 1998 Luxembourg April 29, 2010 July 29, 2010 Macedonia may 30, 2002 August 30, 2002 Morocco April 20, 2011 has Mexico 21 July 20, 2011 December 2000 21 March 2001 Moldova 14 February 1994 S 25 December 1991 Monaco 23 October 1998 has 23 January 1999 Montenegro December 4, 2006 S 3 June 2006 Nicaragua 10 May 2006 A August 10, 2006 Norway October 1, 1985 1 January 1986 June 16, 2007 Oman has 16 October 2007 Eurasian Organization (EAPO) patent * January 5, 2000 April 5, 2000 European Organisation (EPO) * August 26, 1980 November 26, 1980 African regional organization of the industrial property (ARIPO) * August 10, 1998 November 10, 1998 Uzbekistan, on October 12, 2001 has January 12, 2002 Panama June 7, 2012 to September 7, 2012 Netherlands April 2, 1987 July 2, 1987 Aruba April 2, 1987 July 2, 1987 Curaçao April 2, 1987 July 2, 1987 part Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) April 2, 1987 July 2, 1987 Sint Maarten April 2, 1987 July 2, 1987 Peru October 20, 2008 to January 20, 2009 Philippines 21 July 1981 has

October 21, 1981 Poland 22 June 1993 22 September 1993 Portugal 16 July 1997 has 16 October 1997 Qatar 6 December 2013 has 6 March 2014 Dominican Republic 3 April 2007 July 3, 2007 Czech Republic December 18, 1992 of January 1, 1993 Romania 25 June 1999 to 25 September 1999 United Kingdom September 29, 1980 December 29, 1980 Russia 22 January 1981 22 April 1981 Serbia 25 November 1993 February 25, 1994 Singapore 23 November 1994 has

23 February 1995 Slovakia 30 December 1992 S January 1, 1993 Slovenia 12 December 1997 has 12 March 1998 Sweden 23 June 1983 1 October 1983 Switzerland may 19, 1981 19 August 1981 Tajikistan 14 February 1994 S 25 December 1991 Trinidad and Tobago 10 December 1993 March 10, 1994 Tunisia 23 February 2004 was May 23, 2004 Turkey 31 August 1998 was 30 November 1998 Ukraine April 2, 1997 July 2, 1997 * statements see below.

Statements Eurasian organization of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) patent submitted, January 5, 2000, a statement to the effect that, in accordance with art. (9.1) has), it accepts the obligation of recognition provided for in art. (3.1) a), the obligation concerning the requirements referred to in art. 3.2) and all the effects of the provisions of the Treaty and its regulations that are applicable to intergovernmental industrial property organizations.

Organisation (EPO) same as that of the Eurasian Patent Organization, Declaration on August 10, 1998.

African regional organization of the industrial property (ARIPO) same statement in the Eurasian Patent Organization, made on August 10, 1998.

1981 1262 RO; FF 1980 III 317 RO 1981 1261 RO 1981 1292, 1984 221 609, 1985 1470, 1987 818, 1990 912 1604, 2003-3785, 2005 4951, 2007 1337, 2009 601, 2011 3547, 2014 939. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).

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