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SMS ALERT FOR PATENT APPLICATIONS: CGPDTM: NOVEMBER 02, 2017

November 24, 2017

The Indian Patent Office vide its notification dated 02.11.2017 has started the SMS alert facility for the applicants and agents, whereby they will receive SMS alert informing them the progress of applications at various stages of processing.
The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), said the alerts will also inform the applicants about timelines and deficiencies which may lead to refusal or abandonment of application. In order to avail this facility, applicants and agents are supposed to update their mobile numbers in the address for service for applications. 

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