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Draft Designs(Amendment) 2019

The Designs Act, 2000, is introduced with an object to protect and safeguard the original design of an article with the aim to reward the innovator for research and labour applied by him for the purpose to originate or evolve such a new and original industrial design.These industrial designs of the innovator, subject to the … Continue reading Draft Designs(Amendment) 2019

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Clarification on Small Entity Status of Patent Applicants in India

I really wonder if the Indian Patent Act was already less troublesome that we needed a new set of rules, substantially increased fees, and more importantly introduction of the Small Entity Status of Applicants, which creates even more confusion on retrospectively payable fees, implications of change in status during prosecution, timeline for submission of Form … Continue reading Clarification on Small Entity Status of Patent Applicants in India

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Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2014

The Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2014 has come in force with effective from 28th February 2014. The major changes are the hike in official fee and an introduction of a “small entity” to which a separate (reduced) fee shall be applicable. Further, in order to promote online filing of patents, different schedule of charges is proposed … Continue reading Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2014

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