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Trademark Amendment Rules 2017

Trademark Amendment Rules 2017 notified from March 6, 2017 and increased fee under many heads and simplified filing procedure by reducing forms Read More

16.05.2016 Patent (Amendment) Rules 2016

Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016 notified with effect from May 16, 2016 Read More

11.03.2015 E-filing facility for applications for registration of Geographical Indications Introduced

E-filing facility for applications for registration of Geographical Indications Introduced in India Read More

09.03.2015 Electronic filing system for new applications for registration of Designs introduced

Electronic filing system for new applications for registration of Designs introduced, only new application can be filed online Read More

30.12.2014 Design (Amendment) Rules 2014 Notified

Design Amendment Rules notified, now three categories of Applicant (natural person, small entity and others) similar to Patents Act. Read More

15.10.2013 Indian Patent Office as ISA, IPEA

Indian Patent Office starts functioning as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the PCT from 15th October 2013 Read More

06.05.2013 Patent Fee to be increased 100%

Under Patent Amendment Rules, the Indian Govt has proposed increasing the Govt fee for various Patent fee by 100%. Besides a 10% surcharge is to be levied where hard copy of documents is filed. Read More

14.03.2013 The Copyright Rules 2013 has come into force

The Copyright Rules, 2013 have been notified and has come into force with effect from March 14, 2013 Read More

14.03.2013 Copyright fees enchanced

Various fee related to copyright filing, prosecution, licensing have been enhanced under the Copyright Rules 2013 with effect from March 14, 2013 Read More

28.02.2015 Working of Patents in India

The deadline to file statement as to working of Patents in India in respect of financial year 2014 on Form 27 is March 31, 2015 Read More

02.07.2012 PCT national phase filing requirements simplifed in India

Vide public notice no. 15 of 2012 dated July 2, 2012, the Controller General has simplified process of filing of PCT national phase Applications in India specially where PCT Application is published in English Language. Read More

08.06.2012 The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012

The Copyright Act, 1957 has been amended by the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 Read More

12.03.2012 Compulsory License to Natco Pharma for Nexavar

India's first ever compulsory license awarded to Natco Pharma against Bayer Corporation for Nexavar Drug Read More

01.01.2012 Nice Classification 10th Edition

Nice Classification, 10th edition to come into force with effect from January 1, 2012: Part I, List of Goods and Services in Class Order Read More

25-04-2011 44,404 Missing Trademarks filed to be reconstituted

Trademark Registry to reconstitute 44,404 missing trademark files Read More

10-03-2011 Trademarks Reponse to Examination reports be send electronically

Scanned copy of Reponse to Examination reports be send by email to Trademark Registry to facilitate early consideration Read More

13-01-2011 Trademark (Amendment) Rules 2010 came into force with effect from December 29, 2010 in India

13-01-2011 Trademark (Amendment) Rules 2010 came into force with effect from December 29, 2010, Official fee enhanced to Rs. 3500, Search and certificate issuance discontinued Read More

05-01-2011 Pending backlog of 75000 Trademark Registrations to be cleared by March 31, 2011 by Trademarks Registry

Centralised Registration issuance and dispatch of Registration Certificates from Mumbai Registry to clear pending backlog of 75000 Trademark Registrations by March 31, 2011 Read More

23-12-2010 Draft Rules Patent (Amendment) 2010 Rules

Draft Rules Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2010 set to change the format of Patent filing in India and to introduce fees for certain filing activities Read More

27-09-2010 Petition where Registered Mark removed, is extended till 31st March

Trademark Office allows oppurtunity where Registered mark has been removed for non payment of renewal fee where certificate was not issued/ received Read More

07-09-2010 The Trademark (Amendment) Rules 2010- Draft shall came into effect from 29th December

The draft Trademark (Amendment) Rules 2010 sought to enhance official fee to Rs. 3500 (40%) and make trademark search free Read More

19-08-2010 Specification of services to be revised/ converted

Specification of services of Trademarks applications/ registrations in class 42 to be revised/ converted in view of new classes 43, 44, 45 introduced Read More

26-06-2010 Proposed amendments of the Regulations under the PCT

The PCT Working Group, at its third session held from June 14 to 18, 2010, agreed on a number of proposed amendments of the Regulations under the PCT Read More

23-06-2010 IPAIRS- E Register of Patents Introduced

India has now made available to the public the Prosecution History, Complete Specification and Examination Reports of published patent application and all details including e- Register in case of granted patents Read More

25-05-2010 User affidavit can be filed along with Trademark Application

User affidavit where any user is claimed along with new/ Pending applications may be filed before Delhi TM Registry for expediting processing Read More

20-05-2010 Trade Mark (Amended) 2010 Rules

All 45 International Classes introduced in India,earlier class 43, 44 and 45 were merged in class 42 Read More

28-04-2010 Products Patents Granted from 2007-2010 List

Patent Office published the details of Pharmaceutical product patents granted during last three years Read More

28-04.2010- Product patents granted to Foreign Applicants from 2007-2010 List

Patent Office published details of Pharmaceutical product patents granted to Foreign Applicants during last three years Read More

15-04-2010 Patent details to be made public after publication

Controller General has directed Patent office to made available Patent files to public on payment of prescribed fee Read More

09-03-2010 Non receipt of FER for request filed before 2007 be informed to Technical Heads

Details of non receipt of First Examination Report of any such applications where Request for Examination (RQs) have been filed on or before 31-12.2006 be informed to Technical Heads Read More

24-12-2009- Directions to furnish information as to working of patents in India

All patentee and licenees directed to furnish information regarding working of patent on FORM 27, by 31st March 2010 Read More

30-11-2009 Reasons as well as date of Adjournment to be Communicated by Trademark Officials

Directions issued to Trademarks Registry to communicate reasons and next date of hearing while adjourning proceedings Read More

29-04-2009 Allotment of patent applications for examination rationalised

The Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks has issued circular to rationalise the allotment of patent applications for examination in order to improve the quality of patent examination four different groups with different specialisation form Read More

13-03-2009 Dispatch of Certificate in respect of copyright work

Certificate by TM Registry in respect of copyright in respect of any artistic work used or capable of being used in respect of goods to be issued by respective registries from April 1, 2009 Read More

17-02-2009 Time frame for passing final orders in Trademark Oppositions

Orders in Trademark Oppositions to be passed within 3 months of final hearing Read More

17-02-2009 Time frame for passing final orders in Patent Oppositions

Orders in Patent Oppositions to be passed within 3 months for post grant and 1 month for Pre Grant from date of final hearing Read More

08-08-2008 The Designs (Amendment) 2008 Rules

In exercise of power confereed by Section 47 of the Designs Act, 2000, the central Govt amended the Rules Read More

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