Budapest Notification No. 230
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

Communication by the Government of the Republic of India Relating to Changes in the Telephone and Facsimile Numbers and in the Electronic and Internet Addresses of the Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank (MTCC)

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 from the Government of the Republic of India, on December 2, 2004, of a written communication dated December 1, 2004, relating to changes in the telephone and facsimile numbers and in the electronic and Internet addresses of the Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank (MTCC), 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. 204 of October 14, 2002).

December 17, 2004


Text of the Communication by the Government of the Republic of India Relating to Changes in the Telephone and Facsimile Numbers and in the Electronic and Internet Addresses of the Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank (MTCC)

[Original: English]

COMMUNICATION

The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Offices and other International Organizations in Geneva presents its compliments to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has the honour to enclose information including contact details from the Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank (MTCC), an international depositary authority (IDA) at the Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India.


ANNEX

INDIA
INTERNATIONAL DEPOSITARY AUTHORITY

Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank (MTCC)
Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH)
Sector 39-A
Chandigarh-160 036 (Union Territory)

Telephone: (91-172) 269 05 62, 269 52 15
Facsimile: (91-172) 269 05 85, 269 06 32
E-mail: idamtcc@imtech.res.in or curator@imtech.res.in
Internet: http://mtcc.imtech.res.in

KINDS OF MICROORGANISMS THAT MAY BE DEPOSITED

The MTCC will accept bacteria, fungi, yeasts, bacteriophages, plasmids in a host and/or as isolated DNA preparations belonging to Hazard Groups 1 and 2 as per classification of the Indian authority.

Genetically manipulated microorganisms and isolated DNA will be accepted if they can be processed in the S1 or S2 facility or conform to Group 1 or 2 organisms.

The MTCC reserves the right to refuse to accept a deposit if, in its view, the deposit may be an unacceptable hazard or the MTCC may not be in a position to process it. Deposit of bacteria and fungi from other countries pathogenic to plants and animals, which can be processed in the Sl or S2 facility, will be accepted only if cleared by the appropriate authority in India.

SCHEDULE OF FEES   INR
(a) Storage 15,000
(b) Conversion of a deposit 15,000
(c) Extension of duration storage (per year)  2,000
(d) Issuance of a viability statement on the basis of test  3,000
(e) Issuance of a viability statement on the basis of last viability test  1,000
(f) Furnishing of a sample  3,000
(g) Communication of information  1,000
(h) Issuance of an attestation  1,000