In a move to increase transparency in its transactions and to
authenticate the documents delivered by IPO to the stakeholders,
the office of Controller General of Patent Designs and TradeMarks
(CGPDTM) issued a public notice (No.CG/F/Public Notice/2014/57)
stating the following,
1. The system of QR Code(s) is further extended to other
documents and henceforth the same will be printed in the
Application Filing Receipts (AFRs) issued by the office of CGPDTM.
This facility enables the verification of the contents of the AFRs
by the applicants/stakeholders.
2. With the idea to eventually phase out the issue of AFRs by
post, CGPDTM has come up with the idea of upgrading the system of
intimation of AFRs through e-mails and SMS. Therefore, the
intimation regarding the issue of AFR's is made available to
the applicant/ agent on record immediately through e-mail (which
will be extended to SMS in due course). For the enablement of this
service, the applicants/stakeholders are advised to register their
official mobile number as well as their official e-mail address
with the patent office at the time of filing of the documents/ fee
payment at the cash counter, more specifically at the time of CBR
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