The Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) on 28 February 2014 published amendments regarding patents law with immediate effect, which stipulates the following:
- Increase on patent official fees if the applicant is a company (other than natural person) of about twice the old fees;
- Increase on patent official fees if the applicant is a natural person of about 60% more than the old fees, and
- A third category of applicants has been introduced in the form of “small entity” and the fees charged to them have been fixed between the fees for a natural person and companies (other than natural person).
Our revised schedule of charges reflects the new official fees while our professionals remain unchanged.
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