Budapest Notification No. 325
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication of the Government of the United States of America Regarding Changes in the Schedule of Fees and in the Text of the List of Kinds of Microorganisms Accepted for Deposit by the Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA)

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 United States of America, on November 20, 2017, of a letter dated November 9, 2017, relating to changes in the schedule of fees and in the text of the list of kinds of microorganisms accepted for deposit by the Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA), 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. 293 of April 26, 2013).

According to Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the new fee for perpetual culturing for 30 years shall take effect on January 14, 2018, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the change 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

Any algae (including single-celled microalgae and multicellular algae), eukaryotic protists, bacteria, archaea, or viruses from any aquatic environments (including freshwater, brackish, marine and hyper-saline), plant tissue cultures (terrestrial or aquatic) and bacteria and fungi from terrestrial environments.

SCHEDULE OF FEES:

Storage:   US$
  - Frozen or lyophilized for 30 years   3'000
  - Perpetual culturing for 30 years 25'000
Viability Statement Fee     500
Furnishing of Microorganisms Sample Fee     200

December 15, 2017