India: Indian Patent Office has launched a new e-filing system

The Indian Patent Office launched a new e-filing system in December 2012. According to a press release, this is an upgrade of the existing service which has been running since 2007. The new system integrates a number of new features, simplifies the procedure and eliminates transaction errors.

The launch of the new system is part of the Indian Patent Office's efforts to move towards a paperless office in the future. According to the press release, in 2012 almost one third of all applications were filed online, and the tendency is rising.

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