Government extends Deadlines related to Intellectual Property Rights

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Due to the COVID-19 Lockdown, the Department of Intellectual property India (IPI) has extended the date of all compliances related to Intellectual property rights.

Today the world is suffering from Novel Coronavirus aka COVID-19. The Indian government has placed a lockdown till 17th May 2020. This has disturbed the ordinary businesses in India. As a result, the businessmen find themselves unable to meet their regular compliance. The Department of Intellectual property India (IPI) has extended the timelines for all the formalities related to registration for Intellectual property rights such as:-


1. What relief has the Indian IP Office given?

The Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) has announced that a further extension will be there in respect of deadlines related to the registration for Intellectual property rights.


2. What are the new deadlines for IPR compliance?

The CGPDTM has announced that for all the cases with deadlines falling between 25th March 2020 and 17th May 2020, the new due date has now been extended till 18th May 2020.

Here’s the CGPDTM circular.


3. Which formalities shall be considered for the new deadline?

The decision to extend the deadline is for all the timelines that are prescribed under India’s IP Acts and Rules. This includes the filing of all documents and payment of the government fees with regard to:-


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