Budapest Notification No. 21
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication of the European Patent Organisation Relating to the Acquisition of the Status of International Depositary Authority by the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures

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 July 27, 1981, of a written communication from the European Patent Organisation, relating to the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, indicating that the said depositary institution is located on the territory of one of the member States of the European Patent Organisation and including a declaration of assurances to the effect that the said institution complies and will continue to comply with the requirements concerning the acquisition of the status of international depositary authority as specified in Article 6(2) of 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.

The Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures will acquire the status of international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty as from October 1, 1981, the date indicated in the said communication as the date on which that status should take effect (see Article 7(2)(b) of the said Treaty). The said communication is also published in the September 1981 issue of Industrial Property/La Propriété industrielle.

August 27, 1981


Text of the Written Communication of the European Patent Organisation dated July 23, 1981, Relating to the Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures

(Translation furnished by the European Patent Office)

COMMUNICATION

1. Declaration

The European Patent Organisation, referring to Article 7 of the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (hereinafter referred to as "the Treaty"), hereby declares that the depositary institution for microorganisms, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, located on the territory of one of its Member States, the Netherlands, complies and will continue to comply with the requirements specified in Article 6(2) of the Treaty.

This declaration is made for the purposes of the acquisition by the said institution of the status of international depositary authority.

2. Name and Address of the Depositary Institution

Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures
(hereinafter referred to as "CBS")
Oosterstraat 1
Baarn
Netherlands
Postal address: Postbus 273
NL - 3740 AG Baarn

3. Detailed information as to the CBS's capacity to comply with the requirements specified in Article 6(2) of the Treaty

The CBS was established in 1903.

The CBS is a scientific institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen - KNAW). It is financially supported by the Dutch Government. Supplementary funds are supplied by the Dutch organisation Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO) (Applied Scientific Research) and are derived from fees for cultures ordered, identifications and other services.

The CBS has a staff of 40, 15 of whom have a university degree.

The headquarters of the CBS, its administrative offices, Medical Mycology and Biochemistry Departments and Culture Collection of fungi and actinomycetes are located at Baarn, at the address shown under point 2 above. The CBS also has, a Yeast Division, comprising a collection of yeast cultures, housed in the premises of the Laboratorium voor Microbiologie, Technische Hogeschool Delft (Microbiology Laboratory of the Delft Technical University).

The CBS's main premises have a total surface area of approximately 460 sq.m. They include two rooms for storing actively growing (slant) cultures, one room for lyophilized cultures and another for oilsealed cultures.

The CBS's Yeast Division in Delft has three laboratories with a surface area of 85 sq.m. as well as a storage area for actively growing (slant) cultures and lyophilized cultures.

The CBS's public collection of microorganisms comprises approximately 21 000 strains. As regards the collection of microorganisms deposited for the purposes of patent procedure, recent statistics show that 71 cultures have been deposited since June 1978, including 11 deposited for the purposes of the European patent grant procedure, pursuant to the Agreement of 12 June 1978 between the European Patent Organisation and the CBS.

4. Kinds of microorganisms accepted for deposit by the CBS

The following kinds of microorganisms are accepted for deposit:

4.1 fungi, including yeasts

4.2 actinomycetes

Irrespective of where the microorganisms are stored (fungi and actinomycetes at CBS' headquarters in Baarn and yeasts at its Yeast Division in Delft), all deposits must be effected at the headquarters in Baarn to which all correspondence must likewise be addressed.

5. Fee Schedule

    hfl
5.1 (a) Storage 2,000
  (b) Storage, if the depositor waives the right to be notified, under Rule 11.4(g) of the Regulations under the Treaty, of the furnishing of samples 1,500
5.2 Issuance of a viability statement 150
5.3 Furnishing of a sample  
  (a) to a scientific institution 40
  (b) in other cases 85
5.4 Communication of information under Rule 7.6 of the Regulations under the Treaty 25
5.5 Delivering of the attestation pursuant to Rule 8.2 of the Regulations under the Treaty 25

6. Official Language

Dutch is the official language of the CBS. However, correspondence may also be in German, English or French.

7. Date on which the status of International Depositary Authority should take effect (date referred to in Article 7.2(b) of the Treaty)

1 October 1981