Understanding the Patent Prosecution Procedure in Nepal
PROCEDURE FOR GRANT OF PATENT IN BHUTAN
What is the procedure for grant of patent in Bhutan?
PATENT APPLICATION EXAMINATION IN BHUTAN
After according a filing date, the Registrar shall examine whether the application complies with the requirements of Section 7(1) and 7(2).
GRANT OF PATENT IN BHUTAN
Where the Registrar finds that the conditions referred to in Section 11(3) are fulfilled, he shall grant the patent. Otherwise, he shall refuse the application and notify the applicant of that decision.
PUBLICATION OF GRANTED/ REGISTERED PATENT IN BHUTAN
When the patent is granted, the Registrar shall:
- publish a reference to the grant of the patent;
- issue to the applicant a certificate of the grant of the patent and a copy of the patent;
- record the patent;
- make available copies of the patent to the public, on payment of the prescribed fee.
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