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(ii) the application lapses or is withdrawn or refused.