Indian Intellectual Property Offices

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Hello readers,

Find this post in continuation to my last post.

Indian IP Office aka Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) is situated in Mumbai.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry branched as Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), under which CGPDTM performs.

CGPDTM looks after administration of following sections:

  1. Patent Office
  2. Designs Registry
  3. Trademarks Registry
  4. Geographical indications Registry
  5. Patent Information System

The Indian patent office is headquartered at Kolkata with branches in Chennai, New Delhi and Mumbai.

The office of the Patent Information System i.e. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM) is situated at Nagpur.

Where can I file my Application?

Patent Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai
Industrial Design Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai
Trademark Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad
Geographical Indications Chennai

“Copyright Office” is established under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India situated at New Delhi

Applications for protection of IP related to Layout-Designs of integrated circuits are filed at “Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry (SICLDR)” situated at New Delhi, India.

Applications for protection of IP related to new plant varieties are filed at “Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority, India” situated at New Delhi, India.

Stay tuned for more.

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