Committed to Enhance IPR Ecosystem to Nurture Innovation in Knowledge Economy- Piyush Goyal

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Recognising the importance of nurturing innovation and creativity in a knowledge economy, India is taking great strides in strengthening its intellectual property ecosystem.

Further, given the key role played by MSMEs in the economic growth of India, it is proposed to reduce the fees for various IPRs as follows:

PATENTSFILINGMSME4000/ 44001600/ 175060
REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION10000/ 110004000/ 440060
EXPEDITED EXAMINATION (only e-filing)25000800068
RENEWAL2000 to 20000 (+10% for physical filing)800 to 8000 (+10% for physical filing)60
DESIGNSFILINGMSME/ Startup2000100050


Fees structure is for e-filing/ physical filing. Draft Rules for amendment in GI Rules have been notified.

National IPR Policy adopted by the Government in 2016 has paved the way to further strengthen the IPR regime in the country. Already, the concrete steps undertaken in the past 5 years have seen IP filings rise:

Filing of IP applicationsIncrease from 2013-14 to 2018-19 (%)


Domestic filing for patents has increased from 22% in 2013-14 to 34% in 2018-19. Awareness programmes for IP are being conducted at schools, colleges, universities, R&D institutes and industry clusters. Multi-pronged strategies have been used to address the issue of pendency in IP applications, including manifold augmentation of manpower and streamlining of procedures. These strategies have paid rich dividends, and there has been a sharp jump in the disposal of IP applications:

Disposal of IPR applicationsIncrease from 2013-14 to 2018-19 (%)

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