Budapest Notification No. 255
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the Russian Federation Regarding Changes in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM)

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 April 11, 2007, of the communication of the Government of the Russian Federation (the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks), dated March 16, 2007, regarding changes in the schedule of fees charged by the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM), 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. 63 of July 28, 1987). The text of that communication and its annexes is attached.

According to Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the fees for storage and for communication of information or issuance of an attestation referred to in the said communication shall take effect on May 30, 2007, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the changes by the International Bureau.

April 30, 2007


Text of the Communication by the Government of the Russian Federation Regarding Changes in the Schedule of Fees Charged by Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM)

[Original: English]

COMMUNICATION

The Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks has the honor to refer to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.

In accordance with Rule 12.2 of the Regulations under the Treaty, the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks hereby notifies the World Intellectual Property Organization (in the Annex enclosed) of certain changes that have occurred in the amount of fees charged by the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM).


ANNEX

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM)
FGUP GosNII Genetika
1 Dorozhny proezd, 1
Moscow 117545

Telephone: (7-095) 315 12 10
Facsimile: (7-095) 315 12 10 or 315 05 01
E-mail: vkpm@genetika.ru

SCHEDULE OF FEES

(a) Storage (30 years) EUR
  - bacteria (including actinomicetes), fungi (including yeasts), bacteriophages, plasmids (in host or as an isolated DNA) 500
  - cell lines, hybridomas 800
(b) Issuance of a viability statement:  
  - bacteria (including actinomicetes), fungi (including yeasts), bacteriophages, plasmids (in host or as an isolated DNA) 100
  - cell lines, hybridomas 150
(c) Furnishing of a sample:  
  - bacteria (including actinomicetes), fungi (including yeasts), bacteriophages, plasmids (in host or as an isolated DNA) 100
  - cell lines, hybridomas 150
(d) Communication of information under Rule 7.6 or issuance of an attestation under Rule 8.2 30
(e) Other fees (communication, carriage) according to real cost