India: amendments to patents rules and fee schedules under way

According to a notice on the Indian Patent Office's website, the Government of India is planning to increase the fees for applications filed in hard copy over those filed in electronic format. According to proposed amendments to the Patents (Amendment) Rules 2003, a ten percent surcharge shall be added to the fees for different proceedings for applications and other documents submitted on physical carriers. The public has been invited to submit comments on these amendments. Further details can be found in the notice on the Indian Patent Office's website.

Quick Navigation