Czech Republic Changes Fees Under Budapest Treaty

Jul 25 2011 - 12:57

The Czech government has informed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of a change in the schedule of fees charged by the Czech Collection of Microorganisms, an international depositary authority under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure. The new fees will come into force on July 30, 2011.

The new fee for a patent deposit and storage of cultures for 30 years is USD 1,348 (EUR 952), the fee for issuance of a viability statement is USD 41 (EUR 29), and the fee for furnishing a sample is USD 60 (EUR 42). A value added tax of 20 percent will be charged in addition, if applicable, along with an extra charge for handling, postage and banking.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Pavlovic at our Macedonia office.

Source: WIPO

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