Indian IP Office Updates: IPR Newsletter, WIPO Tool, and More

Navigating the constantly evolving landscape of Intellectual Property (IP) in India, professionals and stakeholders encounter various shifts and introductions, essential for informed operations in this domain. Recently, the Indian IP Office, supervised by the CGPDTM, has issued noteworthy updates crucial for individuals and businesses involved in IP. These changes aim to streamline processes, provide educational insights, and enhance user engagement with the IP framework.

As we delve into these updates, we reaffirm our continuous commitment at BananaIP Counsels to bring you the latest information from the IP realm, contributing to strategic decision-making and robust IP management.

Date: 5th October,2023

Release of IPR newsletter, June -August 2023.

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks (CGPDTM) has released an IPR newsletter covering the months of June to August 2023. The newsletter includes the highlights of the WIPO General Assembly 2023, the details of Rashtriya Boudhik Sampada Mahotsav, and the reports on the observation of Yoga Day, Independence Day, and Medical Day across various regional IP offices. It also features several informative articles by scholars.

The Newsletter is made available at:

Date: 13th October,2023

Launch of WIPO IP Diagnostic – Indian Adaptation.

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks (CGPDTM) launched ‘WIPO IP Diagnostic- Indian Adaptation’, which is a software-based tool that enables small businesses to undertake self-assessment of their intellectual property aspects. The tool has been designed to generate reports by answering specific questions related to Intellectual Property Rights. It aims to help stakeholders to understand their intellectual property rights, commercialize their IP, protect and enforce their IP globally, and identify relevant IP in a business context. Further, the reports generated by the tool are helpful in making informed decisions related to IP management and protection.

The self-assessment test is made available at:

Date: 17th October, 2023

Extended! Last Date for Submission of Online Application Form for Patent Agent & Trademark Agent Examination-2024

The Office of CGPDTM (Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks) issued a Public Notice No. CGPDTM-14020/10/2021-OFFICE/ 100, regarding the Online Application Form for Patent & Trademark Agent Examination. The CGPDTM has decided to extend the window until 23rd October 2023 (05:30 PM), Monday. Further information regarding the examination and application process can be found on the official website

The notice can be accessed at: Public_Notice_for__Extention_of_Date

Date: 19th October,2023

Deadline to submit comments/suggestions on the manuals extended.

The Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks has recently extended the deadline for submitting the suggestions/comments to the respective manuals for Patents, Designs, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, and Copyrights till 15 November 2023. The comments/suggestions should be sent to [email protected].

The extension notice can be accessed at:

The Indian IP Office’s latest actions, including publishing a detailed IPR newsletter and introducing the ‘WIPO IP Diagnostic’ tool, reflect its commitment to enhancing accessibility and understanding in the IP sector. These initiatives, coupled with significant deadline extensions, emphasize the office’s dedication to stakeholder inclusivity and informed participation. At BananaIP Counsels, we continue to simplify your journey through timely updates and insights on these critical shifts. Stay engaged with us for your regular dose of IP news, aiding your strategic decisions in this ever-evolving landscape.