DIPP has initiated a new discussion paper on introduction of Utility model legal frame work in India. This discussion paper is eight one from the serious of discussion papers published by DIPP on policy reforms.
This paper highlights various advantages and disadvantages of introducing Utility models and also some examples where utility models are successfully implimented.
This paper lists various identified issues related to that such as
1) Enforcebility 2) Novel criteria 3) Link b/w patent act and utility models 4) Conversion of patent application to utility model and vice versa etc
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