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Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021- Highlights

The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2021 came into effect on September 21, 2021 by amending the Patents Rules 2003. Key Points By amending the rules, Union Government has reduced the patent filing and processing fees that are charged on educational institutions by 80%. This reduction in fees is at par with similar concession available to start-ups ..

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Special 301 Report: US puts India on Priority Watch list

The United States Trade Representative recently released the Special Report 301. According to the report, India has been put on the “Priority Watch List” along with eight other countries. Another twenty-three countries were also put on “Watch List”. About 301 Report The report is released annually by the United States Trade Representative. It is published ..

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Govt proposes to significantly reduce fees for IPRs

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has proposed to reduce fees for various intellectual property rights like patents and designs for micro, small and medium enterprises and startups to promote innovation. Reduction in IPR Fees The fees for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and startups for filing of patent applications will be reduced to ..

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India remains on USTR’s ‘Priority Watch List’

The United States has again placed India on its ‘Priority Watch List’, claiming lack of sufficient improvements to its Intellectual Property framework on long-standing and new challenges, which has affected American right holders over the last year. The office of the US Trade Representative identified 11 countries, including India, in its ‘Priority Watch List’. China ..

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United States tops 2018 report on patents filed by members of WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently released the 2018 report on patents filed by members of its Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The United Nations (UN) data shows the United States remained the leading individual country for patent applications in 2018. But on a regional basis, Asia’s surge continued. It’s a sign of innovation ..

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