Budapest Notification No. 238
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 Mail and Electronic Addresses of, and in the Schedule of Fees Charged by, the Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM) and Changes in the Mail and Electronic Addresses of, and in the Schedule of Fees Charged by, the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM)

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 1, 2005, of the communication of the Government of the Russian Federation (the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks), dated August 4, 2005, regarding changes in the mail and electronic addresses of, and in the schedule of fees charged by, the Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM) and changes in the mail and electronic addresses of, and in the schedule of fees charged by, the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM), 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).

September 19, 2005


Text of the Communication by the Government of the Russian Federation Regarding Changes in the Mail and Electronic Addresses of, and in the Schedule of Fees Charged by, the Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM) and Changes in the Mail and Electronic Addresses of, and in the Schedule of Fees Charged by, Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM)

[Original: English]

COMMUNICATION

The Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks has the honor to refer to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Treaty and Rules 3.1(b), 6.3 and 12.2 of the Regulations under the Treaty, the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks hereby notifies the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of certain changes that have occurred in the activities of the All-Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM) and the Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM).


ANNEX 1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

Russian Collection of Microorganisms (VKM)
G.K. Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms
Russian Academy of Sciences
Prospekt Nauki No. 5
Pushchino 142290 (Moscow Region)

Telephone: (7-095) 9257 448
Facsimile: (7-095) 9563 370
E-mail: vkm@ibpm.pushchino.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 650
(b) Issuance of a viability statement 100
(c) Furnishing of a sample 130

ANNEX 2

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (VKPM)
FGUP GosNII Genetika
1 Dorozhny proezd, 1
Moscow 117545

Telephone: (7-095) 315 12 10
Facsimile: (7-095) 315 12 10 or 315 05 01
E-mail: vkpm@genetika.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 must not require physical containment higher than level P2 as described in the National Institute of Health "Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules" (USA).

SCHEDULE OF FEES    EUR
(a) Storage (30 years) 300
(b) Issuance of a viability statement on the basis of test:  
    - bacteria, fungi, yeasts, bacteriophages 100
    - cell lines, hybridomas 150
(c) Furnishing of a sample:  
    - bacteria, fungi, yeasts, 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