Friday, July 15, 2016

Patent Office issues guidelines for start-ups

As per the guidelines, a start-up willing to file a patent application for an invention will have to select a facilitator, who would help in preparing the request and also assess the patent ability of the invention as per acts and rules, the Controller General Patents, Designs and Trademarks said in a public notice.The office has also released a list of about 280 facilitators in such regard.

The government has decided to bear the entire cost of facilitation for filing of patents, trademarks and designs.

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