After the recent hike in patent fees, on August 1, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry through the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has published a draft of the amendments to the Trademark Rules 2002.
Please see the gazette notification here
This draft notifies essentially two things as given below:
- Fee for trademark application——————-Existing Fee 3500 INR—————Proposed Fee 4000 INR
- Fee for expedited trademark examination—-Existing Fee 17500 INR————–Proposed Fee 20,000 INR
Although the expedited examination is supposed to place your application before the examiner anywhere between 7 days to 3 months, this has not been effective as it should due to shortage of staff in TM registry.
We hope these conditions will also improve.