The end of the year 2014 and the beginning of the year 2015 have
seen a series of welcoming developments undertaken by the
Controller General of Patents Design & Trademarks with an aim
to improve the working of the Patent Office.
Electronic Mail Intimation of the Patent Examination
The Controller General (CG) of the Indian Patent Office launched
the service of electronic mail intimation of the issued Patent
Examination Reports on real time basis. The CG suggested that the
applicants/authorized agents update their email IDs against the
respective applications in case they had not been already
The Controller General launched an umbrella service that is a
one stop information portal for data related to the Intellectual
Property Office in India. Data related to patents, designs,
trademarks and geographical indications can be accessed from a
single page at http://www.ipindia.gov.in/explore_ipindia_f.htm.
Data that was spread across the Patent Office website has now been
consolidated under one head that also includes the Controller's
decisions. Information also includes particulars regarding working
of the Patent Office as the International Search Agency (ISA) and
International Preliminary Examination Agency (PEA) and the Rajiv
Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management
(RGNIIPM). It is hoped that this will give a boost to the
transparency drive undertaken by the IPO in India.
The portal is comprehensive and useful that contains all the
information that is needed by an IP practitioner.
This article enunciates the recent, much awaited, and landmark judgment delivered on September 16, 2016 by Hon'ble Delhi High Court throwing light on the important provisions of the Copyright Act, 1962.
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion recently issued an office memorandum pursuant to receiving representations from various stakeholders for guidance with respect to the applicability of the provisions of Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957.
An Invention Disclosure Form is the documentation of the invention. This is a means to document particulars of your invention and submitting it to the patent attorney who is filing your patent application.
The Patents Act 1970, along with the Patents Rules 1972, came into force on 20th April 1972, replacing the Indian Patents and Designs Act 1911. The Patents Act was largely based on the recommendations of the Ayyangar Committee Report headed by Justice N. Rajagopala Ayyangar. One of the recommendations was the allowance of only process patents with regard to inventions relating to drugs, medicines, food and chemicals.
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