Ipindia.nic.in has recently published on its website a notification inviting comments on the proposed Patent (amendment) Rules 2013 draft.
Experts and public stakeholders are invited to render their suggestions, comments, objections and recommendations. All recommendations or objections shall be sent to Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi – 110011.
What is likely to be changed?
- Although there is no substantial changes with regard to any provisions, the fee for several provisions have been increased by 10% . The fee for electronic filing has been made lesser than manual filing.
- Form 7A is introduced for representing opposition to grant of patent.
The draft can be accessed Draft Patent Rules 2013.
Controller of Patents remains silent in this regard after the order of Honourable Madras High Court.
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