Shri Rajiv Aggarwal (IAS Officer and Joint Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) has taken an additional charge and appointed as the new Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) of India with effect from March 18, 2015. Earlier, Shri Chaitanya Prasad was holding the position of the CGPDTM since March 12, 2012.
Mr. Prasad’s tenure was indeed a remarkable one, as he initiated several reforms for digitization and smooth functioning of the Indian Trademark Registry. His tenure as a CGPDTM saw introduction of tools like Dynamic Trademark Utility, Design Application Search Utility and Stock and Flow based Trademark Utility tools which ensured easier and simple access of IP records by the general public as well as inauguration of “IP Expressions” Magazine, a biannual publicationof the Intellectual Property Office. His Office also facilitated e-filing facilities of Design applications and GI applications.