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Govt proposes 50%-100% cuts in IPR processing fees for MSMEs, start-ups

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has proposed 50% to 100% reduction in processing fees for different intellectual property rights, such as patents and designs, for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and start-ups. The proposed changes would affect both electronic and physical filing.

1. 60%-68% reductions for patents: Reductions have been proposed only for MSMEs.

Activity Current Fees (₹) Proposed Fees (₹) Reduction (%)
Filing 4,000/4,400 1,600/1,750 60
Request for Examination 10,000/11,000 4,000/4,4000 60
Expedited Examination (only e-filing) 25,000 8,000 68
Renewal 2,000 to 20,000
(+10% for physical filing)
800 to 8,000
(+10% for physical filing)

2. 50% reduction for designs:
These reductions would benefit both MSMEs and start-ups.

Activity Current Fees (₹) Proposed Fees (₹) Reduction (%)
Filing 2,000 1,000 50

3. Scrap fees for geographical indications:
The Ministry has proposed removing the current fees for registration (₹500), issuance of registration certificate (₹100), and renewal (₹1,000) altogether.

The Ministry also said that between 2013-14 and 2018-19:

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  • Number of patent applications rose by 18%
  • Number of trademark applications rose by 69%
  • Share of domestic filing for patents rose from 22% to 34%
  • Number of patent applications disposed rose by 353%
  • Number of trademark applications disposed rose by 395%

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