Tag: PCT Application

When should Indian Companies file PCT application?

When should Indian Companies file PCT applications?

This post discusses when Indian companies should file PCT applications. Filing a PCT application has several advantages, including the ability to file for patents in multiple countries with a single application and the option to delay filing a patent application in a particular country by 30 months or more… Read More Continue Reading When should Indian Companies file PCT applications?

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How to get a Global Patent Protection?

“If I file a patent, will I have a global protection?” – This is a question that all patent attorneys are asked too very often. The answer is a pretty simple ‘NO’. The next question that is asked is “How do I protect my invention in more than one country?”  The answer to this will be discussed in this post. As a first lesson, the applicant must know that there are three different types of applications: Ordinary…

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CGPDT Annual Report (2013-2014)

  A few months ago, the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks released their annual report (hereinafter referred as ‘report’) for the 2013-2014 financial year. The report explains in detail, all statistics pertaining to Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, and Geographical Indications (GI), for the aforementioned time period. Let’s have a look at the statistics and analyze the transformation Indian IPR system is undergoing. We begin our analysis with the Patent domain.   The Patent system has a well…

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