Recently, a notification was issued by the Department of
Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and
Industry, Government of India regarding amendment of Patent Rules,
2003, by the draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2013, for public
comments or suggestions on the same. The said draft rules aims to
amend some provisions of the Patent Rules, 2003, particularly the
First Schedule which states the official fee for filing and
prosecution of patent applications.
The draft rules proposed a huge hike in the official fee which
is double of the present official fee. Further, for the first time,
in order to promote online filing of patents, different schedule of
charges is proposed for the online and offline filing whereas high
official fee is proposed for offline filing as compared to the
The draft amendment rules will be published in the official
gazette of the Government of India in the coming months with or
without changes, after receiving comments from the general public
on the same.
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