IPO RATIONALIZES FER ALLOTMENT AND DISPATCH SYSTEM

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDM) has issued a notification on 31st March, 2016 which does away with the issuance of a physical copy of a First Examination Reports (FERs). The FERs shall now be sent electronically only and shall be available on the IPO website against the concerned application number.

The notification also enforced an auto-allotment of patent applications among the Indian Examiners across the four patent Offices (Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai) which has come into effect from April 1, 2016.

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