Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2013 have been notified – Comments invited


Government of India

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

(Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion)


New Delhi, the 6th May, 2013

G.S.R…(E). The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Patents Rules 2003, which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 159 of the Patents Act, 1970, is hereby published, as required by sub-section (3) of the said section, for the information of all persons likely to be affected thereby, and notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of forty five days from the date on which copies of the Gazette of India in which this notification is published, are made available to the public;

Objection or suggestions, if any, may be addressed to the Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 or by e-mail at;

The objection and suggestions, which may be received from any person with respect to the said draft rules before the expiry of the period so specified, will be considered by the Central Government.

DRAFT RULES (Attached in the DOWNLOAD Section Below) or Click Here

[F. No.   14/1/2008-IPR-III]


Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Note. – The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number S.O. 493 (E), dated the 2nd May, 2003 and subsequently amended vide notification numbers –

(i)             S.O. 1418(E), dated the 28th December, 2004;

(ii)            S.O. 657 (E), dated the 5th May, 2006; and

(iii)          S.O. 2296(E), dated the 25th September, 2012.

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