An excellent option for persons involved in any activity related to farming
A patent attorney will do a thorough search the patent database.
The lawyer will assess inventiveness through comparisons with similar works
The application will be drafted by the affiliate and filed with the Patent Office.
A patent is a right granted to an individual or enterprise by the government that excludes others from making, using, selling or importing the patented product or process without prior approval. In exchange for this right, the applicant must fully disclose the minutiae of the invention. A patent for a product or process that proves successful can give its owner a serious competitive advantage over rivals. It is valid for 20 years, after which it falls into the public domain. A patentable invention can be any art, process, method or manner of manufacture; machine, apparatus or other articles; substances produced by manufacturing; computer software with technical application to industry or used with hardware; and product patent for food, chemicals, medicines and drugs.
With exclusive rights, the owner of the patent controls the use of the invention for a full 20 years. Patents can make businesses and slow down rivals for years to come.
You can transfer or sell your patent to another person at your discretion. Some businesses exist solely to collect the royalties from a patent they have licensed.
A patented product is likely to improve brand perception and potentially enable your business to charge a premium. Owning the patent for a successful product or service would significantly increase the valuation of your business.
You would need to send in all the details regarding the patent search, including uses of the invention, benefits over existing products or processes and information regarding its publication in a recognised journal, if any. Try to make these details specific, as this would ease the search process. A patent attorney, our affiliate, will take up your request and conduct a thorough search of the database.
Within a week of receiving confirmation that the product or process is patentable, the application will be skillfully drafted by the attorney, ensuring that the patent provides the widest protection to your invention. Once this is done, the application is filed with the Registrar. The time it takes to file this application would depend on the scope of the invention, the industries it is applicable to and the number of similar existing products/processes.
After 12 to 15 months of filing the initial application, the patent is published in recognised patent journals (this can be reduced to just 10 to 15 days on payment of fast-track fees of Rs. 2600). If all is in order, the examination process will commence. Examination is conducted by a government-appointed patent officer. If everything is found in order, the patent is granted and later issued. We shall assist you throughout the process, should you have any queries.
|Inventions & ideas||Photographs, movies, music, software code||Words, logos, slogans||Inventions & ideas|
|Inventors & designers||Artists & creative professionals||Business owners||Inventors & designers|
Ownership Without Registration
|No||Yes, but rights are limited||Yes, but rights are limited||No|
|20 years||Lifetime of the author, plus 60 years||Indefinite, but to be renewed every 10 years||1 year|
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A patent can give you such an advantage in business that the government needs 24 months to grant one. So we need to be thorough in our application, proving beyond doubt the uses of your invention.
We make your interaction with government as smooth as is possible by doing all the paperwork for you. We will also give you absolute clarity on the process to set realistic expectations.
Our team of experienced business advisors are a phone call away, should you have any queries about the process. But we'll try to ensure that your doubts are cleared before they even arise.