Budapest Notification No. 304
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the Kingdom of Spain Regarding Changes in the Schedule of Fees and in the Text of the List of Kinds of Microorganisms Accepted for Deposit by the Colección Española de Cultivos Tipo (CECT)

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 the receipt from the Government of the Kingdom of Spain, on February 6, 2015, of a letter dated February 2, 2015, regarding changes in the schedule of fees and in the text of the list of kinds of microorganisms accepted for deposit by the Colección Española de Cultivos Tipo (CECT), 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. 106 of April 27, 1992).

According to Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the new fees for storage of original deposits and the extension of the duration of the storage period shall take effect on April 9, 2015, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the changes by the International Bureau.

The new text of Kinds of Microorganisms that May Be Deposited and the new Fee Schedule of the said international depositary authority are as follows:

KINDS OF MICROORGANISMS THAT MAY BE DEPOSITED

Bacteria, archaea, filamentous fungi, yeast and plasmids, which may be preserved, without any significant alteration of their properties, by freezing or freeze-drying, and which belong to a risk group up to 3(*) according to the Spanish legislation (Guía Técnica para la Evaluación y Prevención de Riesgos relacionados con la Exposición a Agentes Biológicos del Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, RD 664/1997 de 12 Mayo).  Microorganisms belonging to risk group 3(*) (equivalent to risk group 3(**) in Directive 2000/54/EC), are those that may present a limited risk of infection for workers because they are not normally infectious by the airborne route.

The CECT does not accept the following biological material for deposit: algae and cyanobacteria, embryos, protozoa, animal cell lines, plant cell lines, mycoplasms, plant seeds, viruses and bacteriophages.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the CECT reserves the rights to reject or accept for deposit any material that, in the opinion of the Director, represents a risk that is either unacceptable or too difficult to handle.

SCHEDULE OF FEES: EUR
Storage of:
- Original deposits
- New deposits

600
80
Extension of the duration of the storage beyond the period provided for in Rule 9 of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, per year
30
Issuance of a viability statement:
- Where a viability test is requested
- On the basis of the most recent viability test

110
45
Furnishing of samples 110
Communication of information 110


March 10, 2015