Sunday, 23 September 2012

New micro-organism deposit fees in Chile

By Budapest Notification No. 288 "Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure", WIPO announces that it has received a communication from the Government of the Republic of Chile relating to changes in the schedule of fees of the Colección Chilena de Recursos Genéticos Microbianos (CChRGM). The CChRGM is an international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure. The gist of the announcement is this:
According to Rule 12.2(c) of the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty, the new fees set forth in the said communication shall take effect on October 20, 2012, that is the thirtieth day following the publication of the changes by the International Bureau.

Schedule of Fees                                 Chilean pesos ($CL) 
Storage of each strain (during 30 years)   425.000 
Issue of viability report                             45.000 
Supply of a sample                                    60.000 
Communication of information                  15.000
Note: The amounts do not take into account the dispatch costs and additional costs within Chile. September 20, 2012.

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