Patent Deposit?

The Korean Cell Line Bank (KCLB)

was formally recognized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as an International Depositary Authority (IDA) under the Budapest Treaty on August 31, 1993.

To apply for a patent of a cell line(human and animal cell lines, stem cell lines, hybridomas etc.), after depositing the cell line that will be deposited for a patent at the Patent Cell line Depositary Authority, a ´Deposit number´ and ´Certificate of deposit´ given by the Depositary Authority is needed.
The deposit number will be available right after the patent deposit and the Certificate of deposit will be issued within 1-2 weeks (If needed earlier, the depositor can ask to receive it earlier. Also problems with a deposited cell line will delay the issue of the certificate of deposit).

Once the patent cell line is stored at the Korean Cell Line Research Foundation (KCLRF), you can apply for both domestic and international patents. Please deposit cell lines at KCLB, the International authority for cell lines and at KCLRF, the international authorized institution for cell line patent applications.

Korean Cell Line Bank, Korean Cell Line Research Foundation,
101, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03080, Korea
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