The Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, India has recently issued “Draft Guidelines for Examination of Biotechnology Applications”. The comments/suggestions can be sent through email at a.chakaraborti@nic.in latest by 11 January 2013. The draft “Guidelines for examination of Biotechnology applications” is made available to the public to bring in uniform practice for the examination of applications related to relevant subject matter. Draft for Guidelines for examination of Biotechnology applications can be accessed from the Patent office website: http://www. ipindia.nic.in/