The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016 has been notified on 16th May 2016

Publication in Official Gazette

The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016 has been published by the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) by notification dated 16th May 2016 in Part II, Section 3, sub-section (i) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.

Effective Date

The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016 has been made effective from the date of publication i.e. 16th May 2016.

The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016 has been notified on 16th May 2016


Copy of the Amendment Rules

A soft copy of the Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016 is available at:
http://www.ipindia.nic.in/IPActs_Rules/Patent_(Amendment)Rules_2016_16May2016.pdf


Clarifications regarding the Amendment rules

The Patent office has issued some clarifications on the amendment rules, the same is available at:
http://www.ipindia.nic.in/iponew/publicNotice_18May2016.pdf