Lack of staff burdening patent office - February 4, 2013

The controller general of patents that looks into intellectual property does not have enough qualified staff.

The controller general of patents that looks into intellectual property does not have enough qualified staff.

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Sanctioned strength

Actual strength

Senior controller of Patents and design

4

1

Joint Registrar of Trademarks

1

0

Non-Permanent Examiners

82

72

Permanent Examiners

200

0

Officers for trademark Application

24

24

With low application fee, many patents amounting to over a lakh are filed and the office generates revenue of INR 150 crore. One of the primary reasons of a deficient staff is ironically low pay.

Source: www.economictimes.com, February 4, 2013. “No end to patent office staff crunch”

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