Announcement: Patent and Trademark Agent Examinations 2025 by Indian IP Office

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) has announced the schedule for the Trade Marks Agent Examination 2025 and Patent Agent Examination 2025. These exams are vital for those aspiring to become registered agents in the field of intellectual property.

Examination Schedule

Trade Marks Agent Examination 2025

  • Date: 4th January 2025 (Saturday)
  • Locations: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Thiruvananthapuram

Patent Agent Examination 2025

  • Date: 5th January 2025 (Sunday)
  • Locations: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Thiruvananthapuram

Eligibility Criteria

Trade Marks Agent Examination

As per Rule 144 of the Trade Marks Rules, 2017, candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Must be a citizen of India.
  • Age: Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Education: Must be a graduate from any university in India or possess an equivalent qualification. Additionally, they must have passed the examination prescribed in Rule 148 or be an Advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961, or a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Patent Agent Examination

According to Section 126 of the Patents Act, 1970 (as amended), candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Citizenship: Must be a citizen of India.
  • Age: Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Education: Must have a degree in science, engineering, or technology from any recognized university in India or possess equivalent qualifications as specified by the Central Government. Additionally, they must have passed the qualifying examination prescribed for this purpose.

Examination Format

Trade Marks Agent Examination 2025

  • Paper-I: Objective type, two hours duration
  • Paper-II: Descriptive type, three hours duration

Patent Agent Examination 2025

  • Paper-I: Objective type, two hours duration
  • Paper-II: Descriptive type, three hours duration

Qualifying Marks

The qualifying marks for both examinations will be the same as stipulated under Rule 148(2) of the Trademarks Rules, 2017, and Rule 110 of the Patent Rules, 2003 (as amended).

Registration and Queries

Patent and Trademark Agent as a Profession – A Viable Career Path for Persons with Disabilities

We strongly encourage persons with disabilities to consider a career in the IP profession. The Indian IP Office has made commendable progress over the years in ensuring accessibility in their systems, making it an excellent and inclusive career path.

Disclaimer

As the Notification on the Indian IP office is not in an accessible format PDF, we are sharing a converted accessible format Word copy for the benefit of all. There might be some errors which are beyond our control, and the original notification and the online application guidelines can be accessed here.

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For full details and updates, visit the official Indian IP Office website.