In an effort to boost e-governance, the Ministry of Commerce has taken the process of filing Intellectual Property Rights – Patents and Trademarks online. The Ministry of Commerce was the first one to introduce e-filing of Company related activities.

To e-file your Patents and Trademarks, you first need to obtain a digital signature. More details on e- filing of Patents and Trademarks is available. The system also has an online payment gateway powered by the State Bank of India.

Union Minister for Commerce, Mr. Kamal Nath said,

Indian Patent Office has been dramatically transformed in recent years. New building, an effective and well supportive new IT system and an enthusiastic and well qualified staff provide the essential base for a high quality examining office.“India is also at an advanced stage of joining the Madrid Protocol on Trade Marks.

Please don’t set very high expectations as these systems will take time to stabilize before the operations are seamless.