PATENT FILING REQUIREMENTS
12 months from priority date – for Paris Convention
30 months from earliest priority date – for PCT National Phase
Filing: the application with all required documents - 12 months from priority date for Paris Convention or 30 months from first priority for PCT national phase.
Formal examination: checking on formal requirements/documentation
Substantive examination: Requested at filing
Notice of Substantive Results: deadline for each Office Action to be computed by Patent Office
Grant: Issuance fee to be paid within 3 months from date of notice of allowance
Annuity: Commence after grant – first payment is 3 ½ years after grant and subsequent every 4 years
Protection period: 20 years from the filing subject to payment of maintenance fees.
Estimate time to obtain grant for straight forward case approximately 3-4 years from filing.
No Utility Innovation/Model application in USA
TRADEMARKS FILLING REQUIREMENTS
Registrable Trade Marks
Documents for Filing
Simply signed Power of Attorney (POA)
Extension of time for responding to Office Action
Allowed with cost
Registration Protection Period
10 years from the date of filing
Date of Renewal
Renewable for successive period of 10 years. Renewal fees must be paid before the expiry date but not more than 6 months prior to expiry. Late renewals are available up to 6 months after the expiry date with late payment fees.
Time frame for Registration
Where Priority is claimed
Certified copy of the Priority Document. If the document is not in English, please provide a translation of the same.
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