WTO administrated Agreement
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights - TRIPS Agreement
The TRIPS Agreement is Annex 1C of the "Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization", signed in Marrakesh, Morocco on 15 April 1994.
WIPO administrated Treaty relevant for Intellectual Property Rights related to micro-organisms and Patent Procedure
The "Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure" was signed at Budapest on April 28, 1977, and amended on September 26, 1980.
Regulations under the Budapest Treaty
The "Regulations under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure" were adopted on April 28, 1977 and amended on January 20, 1981 and October 1, 2002.
Official website managed by WIPO
Code of Practice for IDAs
2nd edition - December 2018 - complemented February 2022
European laws and regulations
DIRECTIVE 98/44/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 6 July 1998
on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions.
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