Budapest Notification No. 258
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 Changes in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)

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 from the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on November 28, 2007, of a communication dated November 22, 2007, relating to changes in the schedule of fees charged by the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC), 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. 23 of December 15, 1981).

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 January 4, 2008, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the changes by the International Bureau.

December 5, 2007


Text of the Communication from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Relating to Changes in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)

[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 and has the honor to enclose a notification of change of fees for the Guide to the Deposit of Microorganisms under the Budapest Treaty in accordance with Rule 12.2. The change of fees is in respect of the National Collection of Yeast Cultures.


ANNEX

UNITED KINGDOM
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)
Institute of Food Research
Norwich Research Park
Colney
Norwich NR4 7UA

Telephone: (44-603) 255 274
Facsimile: (44-603) 458 414
E-mail: ncyc@bbsrc.ac.uk
Internet: http://www.ncyc.co.uk

SCHEDULE OF FEES GBP
(a) Storage 440
(b) Issuance of a viability statement, where a fee may be charged 100
(c) Furnishing of a sample (plus expedition and packaging costs for destinations outside the United Kingdom)  82

Fees paid within the United Kingdom are subject to Value Added Tax at the current rate.