Biological Resource Center, NITE (NBRC)

International Patent Organism Depositary, NITE (IPOD, NITE)

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The role of International Patent Organism Depositary (IPOD), National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) is to accept, preserve, and furnish patent microorganisms as an 'international depositary authority' as stipulated by the Budapest Treaty and as a depositary organization of Japan designated by Japan Patent Office.

  1. 1.[Depositary to IPOD]
  2. 2.[Furnishing Procedure for Patent Microorganisms]
  3. 3.[Schedule of Fees]

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Depositary to IPOD

If you would like to deposit of microorganisms to IPOD, Please contact us by e-mail.

e-mail: ipod@nite.go.jp

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Furnishing Procedure for Patent Microorganisms

A flow chart

We will furnish the requesting party with the deposited microorganisms according to rule 11 of the Budapest Treaty. A request for distribution will be accepted as shown in the following flow chart.

a flow of furnishing

Please note that the requesting third party should obtain authorization of the depositor or certification of the Industrial Property Office before requesting the particular microorganism. We will then notify the depositor that his/her deposited microorganism(s) will be sent to the third party.

Request forms

We accept requests for distribution only in the following forms. Please choose one that fits you best and submit it with your signature.

For request from authorized parties by the depositor
Form BP-10 for request File [Word:57KB] File [PDF:59KB]
Form BP-13 for acknowledgement, agreement for furnishing and use of samples File [Word:48KB] File [PDF:27KB]
For request from certificated parties by IPO
Form BP-11 for request File [Word:69KB] File [PDF:64KB]
Form BP-14-1 for acknowledgement, agreement for furnishing and use of sample File [Word:49KB] File [PDF:111KB]
For request based on Patent Publication (e.g. US)
Form BP-12 for request File [Word:52KB] File [PDF:58KB]
Form BP-14-1 for acknowledgement, agreement for furnishing and use of sample File [Word:49KB] File [PDF:111KB]

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Schedule of Fees

Category JPY
(a) Storage  
 (i) refrigerated or frozen  
  - original deposit (for 30 years) 98,000
  - new deposit 38,600
  - extension of storage duration (per year) 8,000
 (ii) subculturing of active culture  
  - original deposit (for 30 years) 1,232,000
  - new deposit 38,600
  - extension of storage period (per year) 45,800
(b) Issuance of an attestation under Rule 8.2 2,800
(c) Issuance of a viability statement  
 (i) when a viability test is carried out 32,100
 (ii) based on the last viability test 2,800
(d) Furnishing of a sample (shipping fee excluded) 39,100
(e) Issuance of a communication under Rule 7.6 2,800
  • Fees do not include tax.
  • For each of the above items, a transaction fee of 2,500 JPY will be applied to all orders placed outside Japan.
  • In case more than two invoices should be issued in a single case, a handling fee of 2,600 JPY will be charged per each additional invoice.

Methods of Payment

You can make a payment by bank transfer or by charging to your credit card (Visa or MasterCard will be accepted).

Contact us

 International Patent Organism Depositary (IPOD),  Biological Resource Center,  National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Phone number:+81-438-20-5910
Fax number:+81-438-20-5911
Address:#120, 2-5-8 Kazusakamatari, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba 292-0818, Japan MAP
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