IIT Madras Sees Remarkable Surge in Patent Activity

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has experienced a significant surge in patent activity, marking a doubling in patents granted during the 2023 calendar year. This noteworthy achievement underscores the institution’s commitment to …

Biological Diversity (Amendment) Act, 2023 shall commence by 01.04.2024

The amendment provides that any person or entity applying for an intellectual property right, by whatever name called, for any invention based on any research or information on a biological resource which is accessed from …

Draft Trade Marks (1st Amendment) Rules, 2024

Objections or suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi- 110001 or by e-mail …

Clarification regarding Intellectual Property Rights Policy Management framework which covers 8 types of intellectual property rights

There are following types of intellectual property rights covered under Intellectual Property Rights Policy Management (IPRPM) framework: (i) Patents, (ii) Trade mark, (iii) Industrial Designs, (iv)Copyrights, (v) Geographical Indications, (vi) Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design, …

Scheme for Facilitating Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection

The scheme of SIPP aims to promote awareness and adoption of Intellectual Property Rights amongst Startups and utilization of services of the TISCs established in India.

DPIIT publishes “Operational Guidelines for financial assistance for undertaking the initiatives for promotion of Geographical Indications (GIs)”

DPIIT has adopted the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy in 2016 to develop an IPR ecosystem as IPR are significant drivers of the socio-economic, cultural and industrial development the country. One of the objectives …

“IP Mitra” introduced for Startups in Patents, Trademarks, and Designs

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) has issued a press release on the introduction of IP Mitra for Startups in patents, trademarks, and designs. With the help of IP …

The office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks notifies the deadline for acceptance of Form 22

The notice states that the last date to file form 22 and to comply with any further requirements is 31st January, 2023. This public notice was issued on 3rd January 2023. Any form 22 or …

Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks warns Against Unauthorised Appearances Before It

Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Mumbai has issued a public notice reiterating that only authorized Patent Agents are entitled to represent their clients in respective matters before the Controller …

Controller General of Patents issues clarifications regarding patent hearings

Controller General of Patents issues clarifications regarding adjournment and representation at patent hearings.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry revises SIPP Scheme

The revised scheme has increased the facilitation fees by at least 100%. This revised scheme is applicable from 2nd November 2022. In addition to this revision, start-ups are provided an 80% fee rebate in filing …

Online portal for submission of application for patent

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has launched a portal for online submission of application for patent and issued directions for application

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