Patent Registration aims at protecting and preventing the unauthorized use, selling and importing of the product or process innovatively invented. Patent is a legal right/document given by government to the inventor of the any new and useful product. Patent Registration is an exclusive right given for specific number of years to the inventor of the product. The protection is granted for a limited period, generally 20 yrs.
Patent Registration Process
It is also a legal registration process therefore it requires a defined procedure. Every country has different law therefore patent is granted in accordance with the law of the country. Firstly, patent application is to be filed. Name, address of the applicant, complete details, the title of the invention, description of the invention should be duly mentioned with desirable and appropriate information about the product or process. With this other document such as power of attorney duly stamped by notary public is also need to be submitted. Application is being examined by the concern authority, which could result in two situations refusal or acceptance. If application is refused than appeal can be made in court. But, once the application is accepted than publication in the official gazette is the next procedure. Finally, after verifying all the details certificate of registration is being provide to the applicant.
Patent Registration India
Every Country has different law and national patent registration. The law governing Patents in India is Patent Act, 1970. In India patent registration can be filed either alone or jointly with a partner or by legal representative of a deceased inventor. Several documents are required for further processing. Patent Registration is a specialized process need experts. It is a very complicated procedure in India therefore Patent Registration can also be done with the help of good attorney. Attorney would able to guide that what material is patentable and what is not. Even there are patent registration offices are available to help and guide the applicant, established under the ministry of commerce & industry, department of industrial policy & promotion. Patent office looks after the various provisions of patent law relating to grant of patent.