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Indian Patent Office going paper-less

April 4, 2016

As per the notification issued on March 31, 2016 by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademark, auto-allotment system is implemented from April 01, 2016 in order to streamline the allotment of patent application to examiners for examination.

The First Examination Reports (FERs) will now be issued electronically by respective Controllers and sent to respective agents/applicant through e-mails only. The first examination report will also be available on official website (lnPASS).

Further, response to FER shall be sent to the original jurisdiction to which the application belongs through front office counter or be filed through comprehensive e-filing system.

Source: http://www.ipindia.nic.in/iponew/officeOrder_232016_01April2016.pdf 

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