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Request for certification--micro-organism subject of application for standard patent

             (1)  This regulation applies if:

                     (a)  the micro-organism, or the use, modification or cultivation of the micro-organism, is the subject of an application for a standard patent; and

                     (b)  the complete specification relating to the application is not open to public inspection.

             (2)  The applicant may notify the Commissioner that, if:

                     (a)  a request is made under regulation 3.25 in relation to the application; and

                     (b)  regulation 3.25E does not apply to the request;

a sample of the deposited micro-organism is to be provided during the period mentioned in subregulation (3) only to a person who is a skilled addressee without an interest in the invention.

             (3)  For subregulation (2), the period:

                     (a)  begins when the complete specification relating to the application is open to public inspection; and

                     (b)  ends when:

                              (i)  the patent is granted on the application; or

                             (ii)  the application lapses or is withdrawn or refused.

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