Budapest Notification No. 271
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 Regarding Changes in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB)

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 November 4, 2010, of the communication of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, dated November 2, 2010, regarding changes in the schedule of fees charged by the National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB), 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. 24 of February 2, 1982).

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 December 30, 2010, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the changes by the International Bureau.

November 30, 2010


Text of the Communication by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Regarding Changes in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB)

[Original: English]

COMMUNICATION

I have the honour to refer to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, opened for signature at Budapest from 28 April to 31 December, 1977, and to the previous communication from the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the change of fees of the National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria Ltd. (NCIMB Ltd.).

And in accordance with Rule 12.2 of the Regulations under the Treaty, the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland hereby notify you that the prices for services have been requested for amendment as follows:

  GBP
- Storage of the Microorganism/Seed 650
- Furnishing of a sample in accordance with Rule 11.2 and 11.3 (plus carriage)   75

I have the honour to request that you circulate this notification to all Contracting States and inter-governmental industrial property organizations.