“India has joined the race and has strengthened its participation in the International patent system,” said Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO. 2,013 PCT applications were filed by India in 2018 which is 27.2%
“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C Maxwell How truly and appropriately said! The would-be inventors also think along the same lines when they plan to conduct patentability search for their inventions.
A WIPO- India Cooperation agreement was established between the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and India Patent Office (IPO) on Jan 31, 2018. IPO has started the WIPO- Digital Access Service (DAS) for priority
Freedom to Operate (FTO) is the freedom to commercialize a new product/process without infringing on others patent rights. Commercialization of infringing products may lead to penalties, lawsuits, and royalty payments. A Freedom to Operate
Patent prosecution or patent process refers to the entire process to obtain a patent grant. It basically involves the interaction between the Assignee/Inventor or Patent Agent and Patent Office with respect to the patent
The ancient history of India, its rich and diverse cultural heritage, age-old traditional customs and practices have always managed to capture the attention of people around the world. Kanjeevaram silk, Chanderi fabric, Pochampalli Ikkat
Patent Status India In general, every application for patent is published after expiry of 18 months from the date of its filing or priority date whichever is earlier. However following applications are not published:
It is of paramount importance to exercise caution before sending cease and desist notice or initiating legal proceedings. The Trademarks Act, 1999 has provisions to safeguard people from what is popularly known as “TRADEMARK