On 07th August, 2014, a Public notice was issued by the
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, where the Trademark
Rules have been Amended and published in the Official Gazette of
India. As mentioned in the public notice:
The first change is that the official fee for filing a new
trademark application has been increased from INR 3500 to INR 4000
The second change is that the official fee for filing a request
for expedited examination has been increased from INR 17500 to INR
20000 per class.
The said amendment is in effect from August 1, 2014, any
applicant who has filed an application since August 1, 2014 has to
submit the remaining official fee of INR 500 per class. Likewise if
an application for expedited examination was filed, the remaining
amount of INR 2500 has to be submitted.
According to the issued public notice, this requirement has to
be complied with on or before September 30, 2014. If the difference
in fees is paid within the timeframe, the date of the application
remains the same. However if the applicant fail to comply with this
and pay up the remainder later i.e. after 30th Sept, 2014, then the
date of application will be changed to the date on which the
difference in the fees has been duly paid.
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