COVID-19 has toppled the entire world. Offices across countries and closed. Many countries, including India, are in lockdown. Social distancing has put a stop to all regular activities. In such times, IP offices in India also have taken special measures. This is because industries have slowed down but innovations and manufacturing of certain items are still happening. Rahul Dev’s team takes a look at the updates from the Indian IP Offices to see what has changed in the pandemic.
Another update from the office of CGPDTM, Mumbai Govt. of India PUBLIC NOTICE Dated 15th April, 2020. “Further to Public Notice (Corrigendum) dated 25th March 2020 and in compliance to the ORDER No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 14th April, 2020 of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, all the Offices under administrative control of O/o CGPDTM shall not be physically accessible to public (in person) for a further period up to 03rd May 2020 with effect from 15.04.2020. In view of the above, the relaxation notified in the Public Notice shall also be extended accordingly. All the hearings scheduled up to 03rd May 2020 also stand adjourned with fresh hearing dates to be notified thereafter. Note: e-filing services of the offices under the CGPDTM shall remain un-affected and would be available 24×7.”