In summary, the commercial use of microbial crops is very difficult to define because the value changes over time and is subjective at the time of their assessment. Different people may view the same thing differently and appreciate it differently. Therefore, a multi-faceted system may be necessary to build a common microbial good that allows for broad and efficient access to biological data and materials. Crop collections must continue to be concluded with MTA agreements that operate at the heart of these microbial commons as desired. Any correspondence regarding the ATCC Material Transfer Agreement should be addressed to ATCC, Attention: Office of IP, Licensing and Services, P.O. Box 1549, Manassas, VA 20108, Tel. (703) 365-2700 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Between the parties, ATCC and/or its contributors retain ownership of all rights, ownership and interests of organic materials. The purchaser retains ownership of: (a) modifications (except that ATCC retains, as between the parties, ownership of the ATCC material contained in it) and (b) substances resulting from the use of biological materials, but which do not contain or constitute biological material. Regardless of the above, the buyer acknowledges and accepts that the biological material is subject to the restrictions outlined above in the “Extended Use” section.
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