Budapest Notification No. 244
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the Republic of Hungary Regarding Changes in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the National Collection of Agricultural and Industrial Microorganisms (NCAIM)

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 8, 2006, of a communication dated April 28, 2006, from the Government of the Republic of Hungary (Hungarian Patent Office) regarding changes in the schedule of fees charged by the National Collection of Agricultural and Industrial Microorganisms (NCAIM), 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. 51 of May 2, 1986).

According to Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the fees set forth in the said communication shall take effect on June 25, 2006, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the changes by the International Bureau.

May 26, 2006


Text of the Communication by the Government of the Republic of Hungary Regarding Changes in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the National Collection of Agricultural and Industrial Microorganisms (NCAIM)

[Original: English]

COMMUNICATION

I have the honor to refer to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (hereinafter referred to as "the Treaty"), opened for signature at Budapest from April 28 to December 31, 1977, as amended on September 26, 1980.

Please allow me to communicate, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Hungary, the following changes in connection with the schedule of fees of the National Collection of Agricultural and Industrial Microorganisms (hereinafter referred to as "NCAIM").

I have the honor to inform you, in accordance with Rule 12.2(a) of the Regulations under the Treaty, of the change in the amount of fees charged by NCAIM:

    HUF
(a) Storage 150,000
(b) Issuance of an attestation pursuant to Rule 8.2 of the Regulations under the Treaty and communication under Rule 7.6 of the Regulations under the Treaty 10,000
(c) Issuance of a viability statement with the exception provided for in the first sentence of Rule 10.2(e) of the Regulations of the Treaty 25,000
(d) Furnishing of a sample with the exception provided for in the first sentence of Rule 11.4(h) of the Regulations under the Treaty 30,000