Budapest Notification No. 236
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Relating to a New Schedule of Fees Charged by the European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)

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 June 17, 2005, of the communication of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dated June 15, 2005, relating to a new schedule of fees charged by the European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC), 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. 40 of July 17, 1984).

July 15, 2005


Text of the Communication by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Relating to a New Schedule of Fees Charged by the European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)

[Original: English]

COMMUNICATION

The Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland presents its compliments to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has the honour to refer to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure which was opened for signature at Budapest from 28 April to 31 December 1977.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Treaty and Rules 6.3 of the Regulations under the Treaty, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland hereby notifies the World Intellectual Property Organization (in the Annex attached) of certain changes that have occurred in the activities of the European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC).

The Permanent Mission has the honour to request that the World Intellectual Property Organization circulate this notification to all Contracting States and intergovernmental industrial property organisations.


ANNEX

SCHEDULE OF FEES

1. Cell lines GBP
  (a) Deposit and storage, including certification and viability statement 950
  (b) Issuance of a (new or updated) viability statement  80
       
2. Viruses  
  (a) Deposit and storage, including certification and viability statement 1,100
  (b) Issuance of a (new or updated) viability statement   150
       
3. Eukaryotic and viral recombinant DNA either as naked DNA or cloned into a host organism  
  (a) Deposit and storage, including certification and viability statement 600
  (b) Issuance of a new (or updated) viability statement  80
       
4. General  
  (a) Organisms requiring Level 4 containment Price on application
  (b) ACGM 2 to 4 assessment and HSE registration charge Price on application
  (c) Furnishing of a sample (excluding carriage costs) 100
  (d) Issuance of (new or amended) certification  50
  (e) Administration fee for amendments  50

Fees plus VAT, where applicable, are payable to the Health Protection Agency - Porton Down.