You are also strongly advised to file the deposit receipt issued by the depositary institution. This document shows the depositor, the chosen depositary institution and the accession number assigned to your deposit (see point 4.2.013
). This information enables the EPO to certify any requests for the issuance of a sample (see point 4.2.017
) and the examining division to establish whether the application satisfies the requirements of sufficient disclosure (see point 4.2.012
). A deposit receipt must be filed for each sample of biological material disclosed in the application and deposited at one of the recognised depositary institutions. The deposit receipt may be filed as long as proceedings before the EPO are pending.