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A Patent is a kind of reward granted by the government to the inventor in return for his disclosure of his invention to the public for the benefit of the society. It is an exclusive right of the inventor over his invention and the registration of the patent benefits the inventor to protect his invention. Such an invention must be a new and inventive solution to an existing technological problem. It must be capable of being used in an industry.
Registration of the patent helps the inventor or the patentee to control the making, using, selling or importing of the patented product or process for producing that product without his/her consent. In India, Patent Office, Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks entertains the applications for registration of patents.
The first place that comes in your mind after hearing the word ‘Maharashtra’ is its capital city ‘Mumbai’ (also known as Bombay). Being the largest city in India, Mumbai derived its name from a local deity, Goddess Mumbadevi. Mumbai is a combination of seven islands, namely Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Bombay Island, Colaba and Old Woman’s Island. King Ashok ruled these islands. However with the span of time, it witnessed the reign of numerous dynasties. Due to its vast heritage, this city is known with many names, such as ‘City of Seven Islands’, ‘Maya Nagri’, ‘Financial capital of India’, ‘Hollywood of India’, etc. Patent Registration in Mumbai can be done with Company Vakil.
Novelty, Utility, an inventive step and industrial application are the important considerations for granting a patent right.
The patent rights are granted for a limited period of time in exchange for a complete public disclosure of the invention.
A Patent is a right for an invention, granted for a limited period of time to the inventor (also known as patentee) by the Government, in exchange of full disclosure of his innovation and restricting others from making, selling, importing the patented product or process without his consent.
Registration of the patent helps the inventor or the patentee to control the making, using, selling or importing of the patented product or process for producing that product without his/her consent. Patent Office, Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks entertains the Patent application for registration in Mumbai.
The initial inventor of the patent can apply for the registration of a patent. He shall be granted registration only if his invention is new or novel, involves an inventive step and is capable of industrial application.
A registered patent will have a validity of 20 years from the date of filing of the patent application, irrespective of whether it is filed with the provisional or complete specification.
Registration of a patent has its own benefits such as the owner of the patent is entitled to sue a person in case of infringement of his right i.e. protection of his invention. Registration of patent in Mumbai also grants monopoly and an exclusive right to the owner.
The Patent Office, Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks entertains the application for registration of patent in Mumbai. The process of registration of a patent is a crucial part and one needs to be thorough about the invention before filing the application for registration of the patent.
The authorities of the Patent Office review the patent application filed in Mumbai. They check for all the necessary criteria i.e. Novel idea, inventive step and industrial application required for patenting the invention. If there are any objections as to the idea, it is conveyed to the applicant to work upon it.
These documents are needed to be enhanced for the motive of registration of a patent:-
Registration of patent in Mumbai confers a list benefits to the patentee. Advantages and benefits of registration of a patent:-
There are two types of costs involved in the registration of patent in Mumbai:
In simple words, A Patent is a Statutory Right given by the government for having a monopoly over an invention to the Patentee (i.e. the Applicant) for a limited period of time.
When a Trademark is deceptively similar or identical to an existing Registered or Applied Trademark, that Trademark can’t be Registered. A patent can be, either on a process that is new or an invented product, and involves inventive steps and is capable of Industrial Application.
It is advisable to apply for a Patent before Publication of invention, i.e. the Invention should not be published or disclosed in public as that might be detrimental to its Novelty and won’t be considered Novel anymore. However, in a few cases, there is an option for the grace of 12 months for filing Patent Application in Mumbai.
Provisional Application is basically an Application filed with provisional specifications describing the invention, which is useful for deciding the priority date of the invention. It is considered useful and important because it gives ample amount of time to the Applicant for assessing the market. It has to be followed by a complete specification i.e. a Full Patent Application within a period of 12 Months or it holds no value post it and would be deemed to be abandoned.
No, it is not mandatory to do a Provisional Patent Application; an Applicant can go for a full & Complete Patent Application by filing complete specifications of the invention with the Patent Registry.
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A Patent is valid for a period of 20 years from the date of filing of patent application in India