Budapest Notification No. 225
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the Russian Federation Regarding Changes in the Address, as well as in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM), a Change in the Electronic Address of, and in the Schedule of Fees Charged by, the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM), and a New Schedule of Fees Charged by the National Research Center of Antibiotics (NRCA)

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 September 10, 2004, of the communication of the Government of the Russian Federation, dated August 3, 2004, regarding changes in the address, as well as in the schedule of fees charged by the Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM), a change in the electronic address of, and in the schedule of fees charged by, the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM), and a new schedule of fees charged by the National Research Center of Antibiotics (NRCA), 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 Notification No. 63 of July 28, 1987).

December 16, 2004


Text of the Communication by the Government of the Russian Federation Regarding Changes in the Address, as well as in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM), a Change in the Electronic Address of, and in the Schedule of Fees Charged by, the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM), and a New Schedule of Fees Charged by the National Research Center of Antibiotics (NRCA)

[Original: English]

COMMUNICATION

In accordance with Article 7 of the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure and Rules 3 and 12.2(a) of the Regulations under the Treaty, we wish to inform you of some changes that have happened in the activities of the Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM), the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM) and the National Research Center of Antibiotics (NRCA).

We also would like to draw your attention to the fact that the amended fees came into force on February 16, 2004 (Rule 12.2(a)).


ANNEX 1

Russian Federation
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM)
Skryabin' Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms
Prospekt Naouki No. 5
Pushchino 142292 (Moscow Region)

Telephone: (7-095) 9257 448
Facsimile: (7-095) 9563 370
E-mail: vkm@ibpm.serpukhov.ru
Internet: http://www.vkm.ru

KINDS OF MICROORGANISMS THAT MAY BE DEPOSITED

Bacteria (including actinomycetes) and microscopic fungi (including yeasts), also if they are carriers of recombinant DNA, are accepted for deposit, to the exclusion of microorganisms that are covered by hazard categories in relation to man, animal or plant health and appear on the lists published by national regulatory authorities.

VKM does not accept for deposit:

- Microorganisms whose manipulation needs physical containment levels P2, P3 or P4, as described in "Laboratory Safety Monographs";
- Microorganisms liable to require viability testing that VKM is technically not able to carry out and mixtures of undefined and/or unidentifiable microorganisms.

SCHEDULE OF FEES   USD
(a) Storage 500
(b) Issuance of a viability statement  70
(c) Furnishing of a sample 100

ANNEX 2

Russian Federation
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM)
GNII Genetika
Dorozhny proezd, 1
Moscow 113545

Telephone: (7-095) 315 12 10
Facsimile: (7-095) 315 12 10 or 315 05 01
E-mail: vkm@genetica.ru

KINDS OF MICROORGANISMS THAT MAY BE DEPOSITED

Bacteria (including actinomycetes) and microscopic fungi (including yeasts), bacteriophages, plasmids (in host or as an isolated DNA), plant cell cultures, animal and human cell cultures (including hybridoma lines), EXCEPT:

- microorganisms having properties which are or may be dangerous to health or the environment;
- microorganisms which need the special containment required for experiments.

Deposits containing recombinant DNA molecules do not require physical containment level higher than level P2 as described in the National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (USA).

SCHEDULE OF FEES    USD
(a) Storage (30 years) 300
(b) Issuance of a viability statement:  
    - bacteria, fungi, bacteriophages 100
- cell lines, hybridomas 150
(c) Furnishing of a sample:  
    - bacteria, fungi, bacteriophages, plasmids 100
- cell lines, hybridomas 150
(d) Communication of information or issuance of an attestation  25
(e) Other fees (communication, carriage) According to
Real cost

ANNEX 3

Russian Federation
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

National Research Center of Antibiotics (NRCA)
Nagatinskaya St. 3-a
Moscow 113105

Telephone: (7-095) 111 42 38
Facsimile: (7-095) 111 42 38

KINDS OF MICROORGANISMS THAT MAY BE DEPOSITED

Bacteria (including actinomycetes) and microscopic fungi (including yeasts) for essentially medical purposes are accepted for deposit, to the exclusion of microorganisms that cause disease in man and animals and microorganisms that are toxicogenic for plants or require them to be quarantined.

SCHEDULE OF FEES   USD
(a) Storage for the deposit of a microorganism for 30 years 250
(b) Issuance of a viability statement  70
(c) Furnishing of a sample  70
(d) Communication of information or issuance of an attestation  25
(e) Other fees (communication, carriage) according to effective cost

The above amounts do not include mailing charges, which are invoiced separately at cost.