World Intellectual Property Organization

Budapest Notification No. 306
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 Korea Regarding Changes in the Contact Details of the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC), Extensions of the lists of Kinds of Microorganisms accepted for deposit by the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC) and the Korean Cell Line Research Foundation (KCLRF), as well as Changes in the Schedules of Fees charged by the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC), the Korean Cell Line Research Foundation (KCLRF) and the Korean Culture Center of Microorganisms (KCCM)

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 Republic of Korea, on March 17, 2015, of a letter dated March 11, 2015, regarding changes in the contact details of the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC), extensions of the list of kinds of microorganisms accepted for deposit by the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC) and the Korean Cell Line Research Foundation (KCLRF) as well as changes in the schedules of fees charged by the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC), the Korean Cell Line Research Foundation (KCLRF) and the Korean Culture Center of Microorganisms (KCCM), international depositary authorities 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 Notifications No. 89 and No. 114 of May 21, 1990 and June 14, 1993, respectively).

According to Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the fees set forth in the said notification with the exception of the fees for new deposits and the issuance of a viability statement when a viability test is requested charged by KCLRF, KCCM and KCTC and the fee for the furnishing of samples of cell lines charged by KCCM, shall take effect on May 14, 2015, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the changes by the International Bureau.

The new texts of changes in the contact details of the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC), extensions of the lists of kinds of microorganisms accepted for deposit by the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC) and the Korean Cell Line Research Foundation (KCLRF) as well as changes in the schedule of fees charged by the Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC), the Korean Cell Line Research Foundation (KCLRF) and the Korean Culture Center of Microorganisms (KCCM) are as follows:

KOREAN COLLECTION FOR TYPE CULTURES (KCTC)

New contact details

125 Gwahak-ro
Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, 305-806

Telephone: (82-42) 860 4612, 860 4656
Facsimile: (82-42) 860 4677, 860 4625
E-mail: patent@kribb.re.kr
Internet: http://kctc.kribb.re.kr

Kinds of Microorganisms that May Be Deposited

Algae, animal embryos, bacteria (including actinomycetes), bacteria containing plasmids (either in hosts or not in hosts), bacteriophages, RNA, cell cultures (including hybridoma lines), eukaryotic DNA, fungi (including yeasts), human cell cultures, molds, murine embryos, plant cell cultures, plant seeds, protozoa (non-parasitic), and animal and plant viruses, EXCEPT:

    - microorganisms having properties which are or may be dangerous to human health and/or the environment;
    - microorganisms which require special containment for experimentation.

Schedule of fees

Services KRW
1. Deposit (including initial viability check, preservation and storage for 30 years)  
  - Original deposit (bacteria, fungi, yeasts, bacteriophages, molds, animal and plant viruses, eukaryotic DNA, RNA, plasmids, seeds) 800.000
  - Original deposit (human, animal and plant cell cultures, embryos, murine embryos, hybridomas, algae, non-parasitic protozoa) 900.000
  - New deposit 70.000
2. Furnishing of a sample  
  - Bacteria, fungi, yeasts, bacteriophages, molds, animal and plant viruses, eukaryotic DNA, RNA, plasmids, seeds 100.000
  - Human, animal and plant cell cultures, embryos, murine embryos, hybridomas, algae, non-parasitic protozoa 150.000
3. Issuance of a viability statement  
  - Where a viability test is requested 70.000
  - On the basis of the most recent viability test 10.000
4. Issuance of an attestation under Rule 8.2 10.000
5. Communication of information under Rule 7.6 10.000


Fees do not include transport costs or bank fees


KOREAN CELL LINE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (KCLRF)

Kinds of Microorganisms that May Be Deposited

Cell lines (human, animal, plant and hybridomas), eukaryotic DNA, plasmids (either in hosts or not in hosts), EXCEPT:

    - cell lines having properties which are or may be hazardous to human health and/or the environment;
    - cell lines which have special requirements for experimentation.

Schedule of fees

Services KRW
1. Deposit (including initial viability check, preservation and storage for 30 years)  
  - Original deposit (eukaryotic DNA, plasmids) 800.000
  - Original deposit (human, animal and plant cell cultures, hybridomas) 900.000
  - New deposit 70.000
2. Furnishing of a sample  
  - Eukaryotic DNA, plasmids 100.000
  - Human, animal and plant cell cultures, hybridomas 150.000
3. Issuance of a viability statement  
  - Where a viability test is requested 70.000
  - On the basis of the most recent viability test 10.000
4. Issuance of an attestation under Rule 8.2 10.000
5.  Communication of information under Rule 7.6 10.000


Fees do not include transport costs or bank fees


KOREAN CULTURE CENTER OF MICROORGANISMS (KCCM)

Schedule of fees

Services KRW
1. Deposit (including initial viability check, preservation and storage for 30 years)  
  - Original deposit 800.000
  - New deposit 70.000
2. Furnishing of a sample 100.000
3.  Issuance of a viability statement  
  - Where a viability test is requested 70.000
  - On the basis of the most recent viability test 10.000
4.  Issuance of an attestation under Rule 8.2 10.000
5. Communication of information under Rule 7.6 10.000


Fees do not include transport costs or bank fees

April 14, 2015

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