Budapest Notification No. 275
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the Czech Republic Regarding a Change in the Schedule of Fees Charged by the Czech Collection of Microorganisms (CCM)

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 the receipt, on May 24, 2011, of a communication dated May 18, 2011, from the Government of the Czech Republic regarding a change in the schedule of fees charged by the Czech Collection of Microorganisms (CCM), 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. 107 of July 8, 1992).

According to Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the new fee for viability testing set forth in the said communication shall take effect on July 30, 2011, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the change by the International Bureau. 

The new fee schedule of the said international depositary authority is as follows:

Schedule of Fees

Patent Deposit of Cultures CZK
(a) Deposit and storage for 30 years 23,000
(b) Issuance of a viability statement     700
(c) Furnishing of a sample  1,000

Value added tax (20%) will be charged in addition, if applicable. Extra charge is payable for handling, postage and banking. A prepayment may be requested for orders coming from abroad.

June 30, 2011