November 03, 2017
In a yet another effort to digitize Intellectual Property (IP) Office, the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) yesterday commenced the SMS alert facility for the patent applicants and agents. By virtue of this facility, the Patent holders would receive alert informing them the progress of their applications at various stages of processing.
As per the official statement issued by the CGPDTM, the SMS alerts will also be indicating the timelines, non-compliance of which may lead to refusal/abandonment of application. In order to avail this facility, applicants and agents have to update their mobile numbers in the address for service for applications where mobile number is not already provided through Comprehensive e-filing portal of IPO.
This step by the CGPDTM is a progressive initiative and also takes Government’s vision of Digital India a step ahead.