Home / Knowledge / News / FICCI-DIPP Working Group on Patents
FICCI-DIPP Working Group on Patents
Mar '08
FICCI and DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, have joined hands to set up a Working Group to suggest improvements in the working of the Intellectual Property (IP) offices in terms of IT enabling and networking of operations and enhancing human resource capabilities.

The FICCI-DIPP Working Group on Patents, Designs and Trade Mark system comprising representatives from industry, legal experts and the office of Controller General of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs, will seek to gear the IP offices to meet the demands of trade and industry which are increasing by the day.

Improvements in the working of IP offices have become imperative since Indian Patent office has recently been granted the status of International Search Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examination Authority (IPEA) by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). DIPP has assured full support to FICCI, which reveals the commitment of the Government to ensure quality and efficient service, which is competitive by international standards.

Several round of meetings have been held with stakeholders from industry, law firms and IP consultants including KPO's and LPO's and officers from the patent office. Among the important issues taken up are creation of digitized patent database and its online access to the public.

FICCI has urged the Government for the creation of database covering provisional and complete specifications; legal status of the patent application/patents; oppositions filed, if any; withdrawn, granted and rejected; decisions of the Controller on pre and post-grant oppositions; data concerning the patent applications/patents covering inventions falling under section 3d. Such database is not only required for making “freedom to operate” decisions but also to effectively make use of opposition provisions so as to weed out weak patents.

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Jun 2017

Vietnam to build fashion, textile, trading centres

Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City will build large centres for designing...

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

Barcelona’s Unitin develops recycled Indigo yarns

Unitin, a trademark of Industrias Morera SA and a leading textile...

Information Technology | On 27th Jun 2017

ThreadSol to bring fabric solutions to Thailand

ThreadSol, an enterprise material management provider for the sewn...

Interviews View All

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Prabu Mohanram
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search