The Indian Patent Office has decided that all official communications for registration of designs will be communicated through e-mail or digital address of the applicant.
The move is aimed at facilitating faster processing of applications for registration of designs.
“… First examination reports and subsequent office communications shall be communicated in the e-mail or digital address of the applicant/agent as mentioned in the address of service for respective design applications wherever available,” controller general of patents, designs and trademarks said in a public notice.
To implement this, it has asked all applicants and agents to provide e-mail address in the application for registration of design.
The move assumes significance as the commerce and industry ministry is taking several steps to reduce the pendency of applications for registration of IPRs.