Eligibility for becoming a patent agent in India #PatentExamtraining2020
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The Patents Act read with the Patents Rules U/S 125, 126, 127
Rule 108, and 109 prescribe the qualifications and the eligibility for becoming a patent agent.
In order to get registered as a patent agent one has to pass an
examination conducted by the Controller General of Patents
annually. The notification concerning the examination is published
in the official website www.ipindia.nic.in and also in at least one
c. In order to apply for registration as a patent agent, one has to be a
citizen of India, above the age of 21, and should have a Bachelor‗s
degree in Science or Engineering from a recognized Indian
University or possesses such other equivalent qualifications as the
Central Government may specify in this behalf.
d. All matters relating to registration and subsequent procedures
regarding patent agents are dealt by the Office of the Controller
General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Mumbai.
Particulars to be contained in the Register of Patent Agents:
1) The register of patent agents maintained under section 125 shall
contain the name, nationality, address of the principal place of
business, addresses of branch offices, if any, the qualifications, the
date of registration of every registered patent agent and the details
of their renewal of registration and any other particulars so specified
by the Controller.
2) Where the register of patent agents is in computer floppies,
diskettes or any other electronic form, it shall be maintained and
accessed only by the person who is duly authorised by the
Controller and no entry or alteration of any entry or rectification of
any entry in the said register shall be made by any person who is
not so authorised by the Controller.
Application for Registration of Patent Agents :
(1) Every person who desires to be registered as a patent agent shall
make an application in Form 22.
(2) The applicant shall furnish such other information as may be
required by the Controller.
(3) A person desirous to appear in the qualifying examination under
rule 110 shall make a request to the Controller along with the fee
specified in the First Schedule after announcement of such
examination and within the period as may be specified in the
Rights of patent agents
A patent agent is entitled
a. to practice before the Controller; and
b. to prepare all documents, transact all business and discharge such
other functions as may be prescribed in connection with any
proceedings before the Controller under this Act.