Budapest Notification No. 218
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the United States of America Regarding a Change in the List of Kinds of Microorganisms Accepted for Deposit and a New Schedule of Fees of the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)

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 May 18, 2004, of the communication of the Government of the United States of America, dated May 10, 2004, regarding a change in the list of kinds of microorganisms accepted for deposit and a new schedule of fees of the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), 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. 11 of December 3, 1980).

The fees set forth in the said communication took effect as of January 1, 2004.

June 4, 2004


Communication by the Government of the United States of America Regarding a Change in the List of Kinds of Microorganisms Accepted for Deposit and a New Schedule of Fees of the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)

[Original: English]

COMMUNICATION

Please find enclosed the updated entry for the 2004 list of Depositary Institutions Having Acquired the Status of International Depositary Authority (IDAs) under the Budapest Treaty sent to us by the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), 10801 University Boulevard, Manassas, Virginia 20110, United States of America. The official language of ATCC is English. While I understand ATCC has forwarded this information to you directly, please consider this communication official notification under Rule 12.2(a) of the Regulations to the Budapest Treaty.

Pursuant to Rule 12.2(a) and (c) of the Regulations to the Budapest Treaty, the change in fees took effect as of January 1, 2004.


ANNEX

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
10801 University Boulevard
Manassas, Virginia 20110-2209

Telephone: (1-703) 365 27 00
Facsimile: (1-703) 365 27 45
E-mail: PatentDeposit@atcc.org
Internet: http://www.atcc.org

KINDS OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DEPOSITED

Algae, animal viruses, animal cell cultures, bacteria (pathogenic and nonpathogenic), bacteriophages, embryos1, DNA, fungi (pathogenic and nonpathogenic), human cell cultures, hybridomas, oncogenes, plant cell cultures, plant viruses, plasmids (in host and not in host), protozoa (nonparasitic, parasitic and pathogenic), RNA, seeds and yeasts (pathogenic and nonpathogenic).

The highest acceptable containment level for deposits is biosafety level (BSL) 3 as described in the CDC/NIH publication Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 4th Edition, 1999, and the NIH publication Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules, 2002.

When materials to be deposited cannot be tested for viability in vitro, ATCC should be contacted for guidance on whether or not the material can be accepted. In addition, some microorganisms and viruses may require special permits for transport to ATCC, and ATCC should be contacted in advance for assistance.

CDC = U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NIH = U.S. National Institutes of Health

SCHEDULE OF FEES  USD
(a) Storage and issuance of a viability statement: 2,500
- 30 years of storage and notification of request
- Issuance of a viability statement
(b) Furnishing of samples (all ATCC cultures):
- US Non-Profit Institutions 95 to 247
- Foreign Non-Profit Institutions 952 to 2472
- Other US and Foreign Institutions 1123 to 2903

Because of the diversity of ATCC holdings, and the requirements for complicated and varied culture media and growth conditions, the fees for furnishing ATCC cultures vary. Therefore, the current fees have been listed as a range representing all currently available ATCC cultures.

Shipping charges: perishable or pathogenic materials which by their nature require special packaging, handling and/or shipping are shipped FOB origin, freight prepaid via carrier of ATCC's choice.


1. ATCC must be notified before sending.

2. Additional handling and processing = USD 17 per item.

3. Additional handling and processing = USD 43 per item.