Budapest Notification No. 302
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the Republic of Chile Relating to the Limitation of the Status of International Depository Authority with Respect to Nematodes and a Change in the Schedule of Fees of the Colección Chilena de Recursos Genéticos Microbianos (CChRGM)

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the receipt on November 28, 2014, of a communication of the Government of the Republic of Chile, dated November 20, 2014, relating to a limitation of the status of international depositary authority with respect to Nematodes and a change in the schedule of fees of the Colección Chilena de Recursos Genéticos Microbianos (CChRGM), 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. 283 of March 26, 2012).

Pursuant to Rule 4(2)(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the limitation of the status of international depositary authority with respect to Nematodes shall take place on March 20, 2015, that is at the expiration of three months from the date of the communication.

According to Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the fee set forth in the said communication, shall take effect on February 19, 2015, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the changes by the International Bureau.

January 20, 2015


Text of the communication by the Republic of Chile relating to a limitation of the status of international depositary authority with respect to Nematodes and a change in the schedule of fees of the Colección Chilena de Recursos Genéticos Microbianos (CChRGM)

[Original: Spanish]

COMMUNICATION

As you will no doubt be aware, in April 2012, the Colección Chilena de Recursos Genéticos Microbianos (CChRGM) acquired the status of International Depositary Authority (IDA) under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.

Since becoming an IDA, the CChRGM has done everything possible to promote and improve its services and has so far received both national and international deposits of microorganisms.

The CChRGM is governed by national administrative regulations, under which it must set a new schedule of fees on an annual basis. Consequently, deposit fees have increased to 435.000,- Chilean pesos.

Furthermore, as a part of ongoing efforts to reform the CChRGM (possibly involving the amendment of the assurances contained in the initial communication), it has been decided to suspend the deposit of nematodes until further notice. No deposit of nematodes has been received to date under the Budapest Treaty.

The present communication is being submitted in accordance with Rules 12.2 and 4.2 of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty.