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Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2015

Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently published Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2015 and has invited comments (objections or suggestions) from the public within 30 days from the publication of the notification (26th October 2015).


The major change suggested (proposed) under the draft Rules are as follows:

In addition to the above rules, there are some proposed amendments in Form 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, and Form 27.

Further 3 new forms have been proposed namely:

  • Form 18A: Request for expedited examination of the application for patent;
  • Form 29: Request for withdrawal of the request for examination and request for withdrawal of application of patent;

Form 30: To be used when no other form is prescribed.

About the Author: Mr. Sitanshu Singh, Patent Associate at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys and can be reached at [email protected]

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