Intellectual Property Rights in India

Centre steps in to expedite patent approvals

  1. Context: Making the patent application examination process fast
  2. Time required for clearing the first examination of patent application is between 5 to 7 years
  3. Target: To bring it down to 18 months
  4. Steps: Increasing the strength of examiners of patent- new 458 examiners hired
  5. To reduced pendency, online examination of patents has began
  6. Trademark examination time has been brought down to 8 months from 13 months
  7. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is the nodal agency for most Intellectual Property issues including patents
  1. Context: Making the patent application examination process fast
  2. Time required for clearing the first examination of patent application is between 5 to 7 years
  3. Target: To bring it down to 18 months
  4. Steps: Increasing the strength of examiners of patent- new 458 examiners hired
  5. To reduced pendency, online examination of patents has began
  6. Trademark examination time has been brought down to 8 months from 13 months
  7. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is the nodal agency for most Intellectual Property issues including patents
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