Welcome to the Patent Deposit Service
The DSMZ has served as a depositary of microorganisms for patent purposes since 1974. After recognition through WIPO on 01.10.1981 and the transfer of the depositary authority IMET, Jena (after the reunion of East and West Germany) to the DSMZ, the DSMZ is the only International Depositary Authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure in Germany.
The DSMZ is one of the IDAs with the highest numbers of patent deposits in Europe and the world. To meet patent law requirements, all patent deposits at the DSMZ are processed (with regard to the needs of the applicant) as internationally recognised deposits under the Budapest Treaty.