Draft Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure 2019-Suggestions invited
A Draft Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure, 2019 has been published by Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks for inviting suggestions from the stakeholders up to 21-03-2019.
In view of recent amendments of Patent Rules, re engineering of patent procedures and automation in almost all activities in Patent Office, there has been demand to revise and update the present Manual.
The Manual may be considered as a practical guide for effective prosecution of patent applications in India. However, it does not constitute rule making and, hence, does not have the force and effect of law.
The suggestions should be sent on email address “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
The suggestions received will be considered and the final version of the Manual will be published on 01-04-2019.