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Patent registration ensures you about your original invention that no one can be able
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Getting the patent of an invention registered is a quite lengthy and complicated process. It may
generally take more than 3 years in getting the patent of an invention registered. In order to make
the understanding of the process for patent registration the whole process has been divided into
four parts:

1) Application

2) Examination

3) Pre grant phase

4) Post grant phase

Application: An application for getting the patent of an invention registered has to be filed in the
prescribed format along with the prescribed fees. Mainly, there are three kinds of patent
applications i.e. ordinary application, convention application and PCT application. There are two
other types of application also which are application for addition and divisional application.
Convention application is one that has been filed from the resident of a convention country. A
convention country is a country that is party to such a convention to which India is also a party for
e.g. Paris Convention, Madrid convention etc. PCT stands for patent cooperation Treaty. PCT has
been signed by almost all the countries of the world and around 138 countries are parties to it. For
applying for getting patent generally form 1, 2, 3 and 5 are to be filled. Form 2 requires the
provisional and complete specifications to be filled at the time of filing for registration. In case only
provisional specification is filled at the time of filing application then complete specification has to
be filed with 12 months of making the application. After 18 months from making the application,
the invention is published in the official gazette. Any publication about the invention before that
will be considered as prior art. trademark registration india

Examination: A separate application as prescribed in form no. 18 has to be filed along with
prescribed fees to request for examination of application. It is compulsory to file for application for
examination to the controller because the without such application. The controller himself will not
examine the application. Such application can be filed within 48 months of date of priority or the
date of filing of application depending on whichever is earlier. Approximately within 12 months of
the receipt of application for examination, first examination report is issued to the applicant and he
given a period of six months to comply with the requirements of the first examination Report. And
if the requirements are complied and the controller is satisfied and feels that the invention can be
patented, then patent is granted and the same is communicated to the applicant. fcra registration

Pre grant phase: After publication of the invention in the official gazette, the same is left open for
oppositions. These oppositions are generally divided into two categories i.e. pre grant oppositions
and post grant oppositions. Pre grant oppositions as is clear from the name itself means
oppositions before the grant of patent. Such oppositions can be raised with six months of the
publication of the invention or six months before the publication of grant patent. company
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Post grant phase: Once the grant of patent is communicated to the applicant, the same is published
in the official gazette. But before the issuance of patent certificate, 12 months’ time is still kept for
oppositions. The oppositions which are raised during this phase are called post grant oppositions. If
there does not come any opposition, patent certificate is issued to the applicant. If there come any
opposition, then hearing is organized and the matter is decided on merits. If the opposition is
accepted, then rejection is communicated to the applicant otherwise patent certificate is issued.
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