Recently, the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) has started a SMS alert facility for the applicants and patent agents in respect of patent applications, wherein they will be receiving alerts notifying them of the progress of the applications at various stages of processing. The CGPDTM, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, said the alerts will also inform the applicants about timelines and deficiencies which may lead to refusal or abandonment of application.

However, in order to avail the aforesaid facility, applicants and agents are requested to update their mobile numbers in the address for service for applications. For more details about the Official Press Release click here.