Budapest Notification No. 335
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 Address and Contact details of the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) and 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 the receipt, on May 21, 2019, of a communication dated May 20, 2019, from the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland regarding changes in the contact details of the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) and the schedule of fees charged by the National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB), 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. 23 of December 15, 1981 and Budapest Notification No. 24 of February 2, 1982, respectively).

According to Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the fees set forth in the said communication, charged by the National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB), for storage and for the issuance of a viability statement based on a viability test requested, shall take effect on July 26, 2019, that is, on the thirtieth day following the publication of the changes by the International Bureau.

The new contact details of the National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) are as follows:

NATIONAL COLLECTION OF YEAST CULTURES (NCYC)
Quadram Institute Bioscience
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7UQ
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 255 274
E-mail: ncyc@ncyc.co.uk
Ms. Nueno-Palop: Carmen.Nueno-Palop@qibextra.co.uk
Mr. Adrian Turner: Adrian.turner@quadram.ac.uk
Internet: http://www.ncyc.co.uk

The new fee schedule of the National Collections of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB) is as follows:

 SCHEDULE OF FEES
1 Storage          GBP     
1.1 Storage according to the Budapest Treaty (comprising of the initial viability check, the preservation and storage of biological material):                     
- Orthodox seeds, bacteria, fungi, plasmids, bacteriophages (plus the host as a separate deposit) 950
- Plant cell cultures 1.500
1.2 Storage according to the Budapest Treaty (comprising of the initial viability check biological material preserved by the depositor and the storage of biological material) or conversion of a deposit made outside of the Budapest Treaty into a deposit according to the Budapest Treaty:  
-   Bacteria, fungi, plasmids, bacteriophages (plus the host as a separate deposit) 740
-   Plant cell cultures 1.000
   
2 Viability
Issuance of a viability statement according to Rule 10.2 of the Budapest Treaty:
2.1 Where viability test is requested 125
2.2 On the basis of most recent viability test 50
   
3 Furnishing of a sample
3.1 To the depositor according to Rule 11.2 (i) of the Regulation under the Budapest Treaty 95
3.2 To a third party according to Rule 11.2 (ii) and 11.3 of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty 150
     
4 Communication of information under Rule 7.6 of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty 150
     
5 Attestation referred to in Rule 8.2 of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty 150
     
6 Additional charges  
6.1 Custom inspection fees At current rate
6.2 Additional or replacement BP/4 or BP/9 125
6.3 Phytosanitary certificates (for furnishing of seeds) 120

Fees are payable to NCIMB Ltd, and do not include, where applicable, VAT, handling charges, customs inspection fees (if applicable) or postage and packing.

June 26, 2019