Budapest Notification No. 174
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Communication by the United States of America Regarding the New Schedule of Fees of the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify him of the receipt, on February 1, 1999, of the communication of the Government of the United States of America, dated January 29, 1999, regarding the new schedule of fees of the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), an international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, done at Budapest on April 28, 1977, and amended on September 26, 1980 (see Budapest Notification No. 11 of December 3, 1980). The text of that communication is attached.
The fees set forth in the said communication will apply as from the thirtieth day following the date (February 28, 1999) of the publication of the said fees in the February 1999 issue of the WIPO periodical Intellectual Property Laws and Treaties, that is, as from March 30, 1999 (see Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty). The said fees will replace the fees for the furnishing of a sample under Rules 11.2 and 11.3 of the said Regulations, as published in the April 1998 issue of Industrial Property and Copyright/La Propriété industrielle et le Droit d’auteur (see Budapest Notification No. 162 of April 3, 1998).
February 15, 1999
Text of the Communication of the Government of the United States of America of January 29, 1999, regarding the new schedule of fees of the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
We have received a notification from the American Type Culture Collection regarding a new schedule of fees for the furnishing of samples of all cultures deposited with it. In accordance with Rule 12.2(a) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, I am pleased to notify you of the following changes in the fees:
|All ATCC Cultures||Per Item|
|U.S. Non-Profit Institutions||U.S. $95.00 to $204.00|
|Foreign Non-Profit Institutions||U.S. $95.001 to $204.002|
|Other U.S. and Foreign Institutions||U.S. $119.00 to $254.00|
1 Additional handling and processing = U.S. $24.00 per item.
2 Additional handling and processing = U.S. $50.00 per item.
Because of the diversity of ATCC holdings, and the requirements for complicated and varied culture media and growth conditions, the fees for ATCC cultures vary. Therefore, the current fees have been listed as a range representing all currently available ATCC cultures.