Trademark application filings up 13 per cent in April-June quarter

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New Delhi | Published: September 26, 2016 9:56:18 PM

Filing of applications for trademark registration has increased by 13 per cent during April-June period of the current fiscal year.

A professional body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) also stated pendency of trademark applications are also going down. (Website)A professional body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) also stated pendency of trademark applications are also going down. (Website)

Filing of applications for trademark registration has increased by 13 per cent during April-June period of the current fiscal year.

A professional body under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) also stated pendency of trademark applications are also going down.

“Jump of 13 per cent in trademark filings in the first quarter of 2016-17,” CIPAM said in a tweet.

During the first quarter as many as 93,874 applications have been filed as compared to 85,587 in the same period last year.

The commerce and industry ministry is taking steps such as recruitment of more examiners to reduce the examination time of trademarks applications.

It has reduced the time of the first examination to just six months from 13 months earlier and the target is to cut it to one month by March 2017.

The DIPP is also taking steps to facilitate faster processing of applications for registration of IPRs.

The Indian Patent Office has recently decided that all official communications for registration of designs will be communicated through e-mail or digital address of the applicant.

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