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Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks Launches Open House Portal


Contents News/Article Date: 14th February 2024

Relating to which Act:  The Patents Act, 1970

Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Penalty under the Act: Chapter XX [Sections 118-124] of the Patents Act, 1970, deals with the provisions of penalties. Various parameters have been laid down by the patent office to impose penalties on any act forbidden by the patent law. These penalties are in the form of either fine or imprisonment or both. Parameters laid down for penalties are providing false information to patent office, unauthorized claims of patent rights, failure to furnish information related to working of patent, wrongful use of word patent office, practice by unauthorized person i.e., non-patent agents, offence by companies etc. This article will also discuss the reliefs in an action for infringement as defined under section 108 of the Patents Act, 1970.

Applicable to which State: Whole of India

Type: Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks Press Note

Pertains to: All Industry desirous of registering their products

Relevance of this news: Karma Global is an HR Tech Enabled Compliance driven Organization where it has developed some innovative tech products to facilitate the process of regulatory compliances and being a member of MSME, it also facilitates the process of asking other MSME Organizations to patent their innovative products under the Intellectual Property Rights thus safeguarding from anyone copying the invented products.

The establishment of WTO and India also being signatory to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), many new legislations were passed for the protection of intellectual property rights to meet the obligations internationally. These included the following: Designs Act, 1911 was changed by the Designs Act, 2000; Trade Marks, called the Trade Mark Act, 1999; the Copyright Act, 1957 was revised number of times, the latest is known as Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012; and the recent amendments made to the Patents Act, 1970 in 2005.

And in this instance: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched open House Helpdesk Portal offers a single window for communication that will provide swift and effective resolution to the queries and grievances of applicants and stakeholders across the six key areas of intellectual property: Patents, Designs, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Copyrights, and SICLD (Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Designs) which are administered by the O/o CGPDTM.

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