Jurisdiction of Patent Offices

Jurisdiction of Patent Offices

An applicant or first mentioned applicant in case of joint applicants can file application for patent at the appropriate Patent Office under whose jurisdiction he normally resides or has his domicile or has a place of business or the place from where the invention actually originated. For the applicant, who is non-resident or has no domicile or has no place of business in India, the address for service in India or place of business of his patent agent determines the appropriate patent office where applications for patent can be filed.

Territorial Jurisdiction of Appropriate Office for the Applicants

Office Territorial Jurisdiction
Patent Office Branch, Mumbai The States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, MadhyaPradesh, Goa and Chhattisgarh and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu & Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Patent Office Branch, Chennai The States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep, Telangana
Patent Office Branch, New Delhi The States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Utarakhand, Delhi and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Patent Office,Kolkata The rest of India.

Designs

The application for registration of a design can be filed at the Patent Office at Kolkata and its Branch Offices at New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

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