Trademark Rules 2017- Intellectual Property India

Ministry of commerce and industry has brought significant changes in current trademark rules which have become effective from 6th day of March 2017. The changes are focused on expediting trademark registration process. The significant changes are as follows: Total number of Forms is reduced to Eight (8) from seventy Four (74). The new Trademark forms…

IPO update- New Numbering format for Patent Applications

The Numbering System of patent applications and Request for Examination filed in IPO (Indian Patent Office) has been updated with a view to attain uniformity in accessibility and processing of Patent Applications by all Patent offices in India. The New numbering formal will be implemented w.e.f 1st January 2016. The new number format will have…

Public notice allowing other Patent Offices to receive payments and documents on behalf of PO Chennai, due to Floods.

It has been brought to the notice of all the applicants/ agents/ stakeholders that due to the floods in Chennai, the functioning of the Indian Patent Office, Chennai has been affected and the CGPDTM has been requested to make alternative arrangements for Payments of fees and submission of applications/documents and other statutory papers which may…

Patenting Trends from India

The Indian patent office granted 428 Patents for the month of May, 2015. The Top three consisted of GM Global Technology Operations, Qualcomm Incorporated, and Koninklijke Philips Electronics N. V, with a count of 28, 16 and 8 patents respectively. The chart below shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of patents…

Patenting Trends from India:

The Indian patent office granted 5267 Patents for the month of April, 2015. The Top three consisted of Qualcomm Incorporated, GM Global Technology Operations, and ABB AB with a count of 15, 14 and 4 patents respectively. The chart below shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of patents for the month…

CGPDTM launches “KIDS Nook”

With the purpose of creating IP awareness among kids, the office of Controller General of Patent, Design and Trademark (CGPDTM) launches “KIDS Nook”. This would be the first comics for kids about IP. It consists of various stories giving knowledge about Patents, Designs, Trademarks and introduction to creativity and innovations. You can visit the Nook…

ePCT Services in India

Indian Patent Office recently notified the international bureau that it is prepared to receive and process international applications in electronic form coming into effect from 15 November 2014. International applications filed to the Indian Patent Office (IPO) as Receiving Office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) may be filed electronically using ePCT.  Applications filed via ePCT-Filing…