Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 8 September 2014 launched a New Payment Gateway Integrated to e-Filing System of the Intellectual Property Office of India (IPOI). It was launched by Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
The new facility will enable payment using internet banking, credit cards or debit cards of more than 70 Banks as against internet banking of 2 banks earlier. This will lead to increase in online filing of forms for patent and trademarks by 25 to 75 percent. Earlier all Forms was made available by Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
Other initiatives with regard to IPOI launched by Secretary, DIPP
IP Expressions: First issue of IP Expressions released. It is a technical magazine that will provide a platform for the officials of IPO to share the knowledge and experience gained in the field of intellectual property.
New office of IPOI: A new office building of IPOI in New Delhi inaugurated. The building is dedicated to the functioning of the IPOI as International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
The ISA/IPEA building is constructed under plan scheme of Modernization and Strengthening of Intellectual Property Offices at an expenditure of 30.2 crore rupees.
Stock and Flow: Stock and Flow is the latest innovation in transparency offered by the IPOI. As a result, this facility now stands extended to patents also which was earlier available for trademarks only. Through this facility the work happening in the entire Patent office is being thrown open to the world.
The stock and flow in the Patent Offices at different locations is shown on a real time basis on the official website and through this facility the work happening in the entire Patent office is being thrown open to the world. Thus, IPOI is the first among intellectual property offices across the world to achieve this ultimate transparency.
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When: 8 September 2014