IP PROCESSES STREAMLINED AND MADE USER FRIENDLY;

  • Patent, trade mark and design applications processed end-to-end electronically;
  • Automatic issuance of electronically generated Patent and Trade Mark Certificates;
  • Hearings permitted through video-conferencing;
  • In trademarks, 74 existing forms replaced by only 8 consolidated forms;
  • Time taken for Trade Mark examination brought down from over 13 months to just 1 month;
  • The shortest time taken to grant a patent just 81 days from request for examination;
  • Copyright and Design applications being examined within 1 month;
  • Digitization of records and documents;
  • Availability of online information;
  • Special provision is introduced in the Trade Marks Act, 1999, which provides scopes to the proprietor of a trade mark to make an application before the Ld. Registrar for enlisting their mark as well-known;