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What is a patent and how does it help a company?

Which is the patent granting authority in India?

Who can file for a patent in India?

Where can I file a patent in India?

Who is an Indian Patent Agent?

What is the difference between a patent agent and a patent attorney?

What is the process of acquiring a patent in India?

Who can help me file a patent application in India?

What value does a patent search add to me?

Where can I perform a patent search?

Can I search for patents in India?

What is patentability opinion or patentability analysis?

Can I perform a patent search by myself?

Are there free databases for patent search?

What is an invalidity search?

What is a Freedom to Operate (FTO) Search?

If freedom to operate exists for a product, does it mean that the product is patentable as well?

If a product/process is patentable, does it mean that freedom to operate exists for that product?

What is patent infringement?

What is infringement analysis and when must it be done?

What is prosecution history?

Why is prosecution history required?

What is an invention disclosure form?

Do I need to file a patent through a patent agent in India?

When can I file the pre-grant opposition?

When can I file for post-grant opposition?

How is Patent drafting India done?

Why do you need an expert for patent drafting?

Who is the best person to draft a patent?

What documents are required for patent filing?

What are the defenses to patent infringement?

What do you mean by patent opposition?

Who can file for patent opposition?

What rights does a patent holder get?

What is patent watch?

Why would anyone be interested in a patent watch?

What is patent renewal and how must it be filed in India?

What is the role of patent agent in the patent process?

What is patent watch?

What is patent examination?

When is a patent application published and what is the role of publication?

Can I file a PCT application in India?

Can I file a PCT application from India?

What are the benefits of filing a PCT application?

In how many countries can I get protection by filing a PCT application?

When should we consider filing a PCT application?

Is a patent valid globally? Is there something called a global patent?

What is the best recommended strategy for patent filing?

Are patent services delivered from your Bangalore offices at ipMetrix?

Is patent drafting done in Bangalore too?

How do your patent services delivered from India compare with those of foreign firms?

Who can file a trademark in India?

What is the procedure for filing a trademark application?

What are the qualities of a good trademark?

What is trademark watch?

What is trademark infringement?

What are the remedies in case of trademark infringement?

Can a trademark be opposed?

How does an applicant ensure that his mark does not constitute trademark infringement?

What is trademark renewal?

Can trademark status be checked online?

What is the approximate time taken to get a trademark registered in India?

Once a mark is registered in India, can the applicant assert protection outside India?

What is the difference between trademark infringement and passing off?

Can the ownership of a trademark be transferred?

What if the goods or services of applicant fall under more than one class?

What is a trademark examination report?

What is the consequence of not responding to the examination report?

When does publication of a trademark happen?

Can a trademark be amended after filing?

What do symbols (R) and TM signify?

What is trademark portfolio management?

What is Madrid Protocol? Is India a party to the Madrid Protocol?

What is trademark search? Is there any database available for doing a search?

What is the procedure for filing trademark opposition?

What is the filing process and the timelines in USA, UK and EU?

Where can I file a patent in India?
Patent applications may be filed at one of the four patent offices in India, depending on territorial jurisdiction of the applicant (based on the address of the applicant). The patent office information including the regions covered by the respective offices is provided hereunder:
1. Chennai

Address: Intellectual Property Office, Intellectual Property Office Building, G.S.T. Road, Guindy, Chennai-600032,
Phone: 044-22502081-84
FAX: 044-22502066,
Email: chennai-patent@nic.in

Regions covered: The States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep
2. Delhi

Address: Intellectual Property Office, Intellectual Property Office Building, Plot No. 32, Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075,
Phone : 011-28034304, 28034305 28034306
FAX:011- 28034301,02
Email: delhi-patent@nic.in

Regions covered: The States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Delhi and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.
3. Mumbai

Address: Intellectual Property Office, Boudhik Sampada Bhawan, Near Antop Hill Post Office, S.M.Road,Antop Hill, MumbaiI - 400 037.
Phone : 24137701, 24141026, 24150381, 24148165, 24171457
FAX : 24130387
EMAIL: mumbai-patent@nic.in

Regions covered: The States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, MadhyaPradesh, Goa and Chhattisgarh; and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
4. Kolkata

Address: Intellectual Property Office, Intellectual Property Office Building, CP-2 Sector V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091,
Phone : 23671945, 1946, 1987,
FAX-033-2367-1988,
Email:- kolkata-patent@nic.in
Regions covered: The rest of India.