Month: October 2018

Amended Patent Procedures in Vietnam

Vietnam amended its Intellectual Property Laws in the form of Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN which came into force on 15th January, 2018 The amendments done in patent procedures were mostly related to application rules, patent applications, and examination procedures. Below are the main changes in patent procedures: 1. 6-month grace period for late PCT national phase … Continue reading Amended Patent Procedures in Vietnam

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Growing efficiency of Patent Prosecution in India – Comparative Study (2015 through 2017)

Patents have been a very functional and important aspect of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). They are also one of the oldest laws of IPR that have been prevalent in India since 1856. However, after lot of repeals and amendments, the final draft was introduced as Patent Act, 1970, which came into force in 1972. This … Continue reading Growing efficiency of Patent Prosecution in India – Comparative Study (2015 through 2017)

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