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India: 2019/2020 annual report of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published

DPIIT India which is also responsible for formulation and implementation of IPR policies has recently published its annual report for the year 2019/2020. Chapter 5 of the annual report provides description of recent activities of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) carried out in 2019/2020 including:

  • implementation of new amendments in Patent Rules
  • number of patents granted under the expedited examination procedure
  • number of applications received by CGPDTM in the capacity of ISA and IPEA

Furthermore, Chapter 10 provides analysis of significant Indian industries and Chapter 16 lists the initiatives undertaken during the fiscal year 2019/2020 for the implementation of use of Hindi in the official work, which might have an effect also in the area of patent information (e.g. communications received in Hindi, must be replied in Hindi).

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