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Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2018

Introduction On the 4th December, 2018, The Ministry of Commerce and Industry released the draft (rules amendment) for Patents Act 1970. These rules are mainly amended with respect to international applications, patent opposition and a few form related extensions. The Central Government proposes to make these amendments in exercise of the powers conferred by section … Continue reading Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2018

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Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has amended Patent Rules 2003 with effect from 1st December 2017 called as the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2017. The definition of “startup” under rule 2(fb) has been substituted with a new definition. A more liberal definition of startup has been incorporated that can allow domestic as well as foreign … Continue reading Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017

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The major changes proposed in Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules 2011

The Indian Patent Office released draft amendment to the Patent Rules on March 8, 2011. The Draft amendment is directed to rules 6, 9, 14, 15(3) and the First schedule of the Patent Rules and mainly relates to e-filing of patent applications and related forms. Any interested person was entitled to send comments and suggestions … Continue reading The major changes proposed in Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules 2011

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