With a team of registered patent agents, Origiin is your best partner to file and prosecute PCT-National Phase (PCT-NP) applications in India.
Timeline to file PCT-National Phase application in India
The National Phase application shall be filed within 31 months from the Priority Date.
Basic details Origiin needs
Discount in Official Fee for natural persons/ start ups/ small entity
Indian Patent Office allows 80% deduction on the Official fee for individuals/Start-ups. Start up refers an entity, where-
(i) more than five years have not lapsed from the date of its incorporation or registration;
(ii) the turnover for any of the financial years, out of the aforementioned five years, did not exceed rupees twenty-five crores; and
(iii) it is working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialisation of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property.
Small entity means-
(i) in case of an enterprise engaged in the manufacture or production of goods, an enterprise where the investment in plant and machinery does not exceed the limit specified for a medium enterprise under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006); and
(ii) in case of an enterprise engaged in providing or rendering of services, an enterprise where the investment in equipment is not more than the limit specified for medium enterprises under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006
The Official fee as applicable based on the legal status of the applicant. Click here to see fee schedule of Indian Patent Office:
The National Phase Application filing in India includes the following steps:
Note: Expediated Examination if the applicant has opted IPO as ISA during PCT Application or if the Applicant is eligible as per Amended Patent Rules 2018