When can you use ‘patent applied’ or ‘patented’ in India?

There can be confusion about when to use the phrase ‘patent applied’ and ‘patented’. The whole patent procedure can be very hectic. From the date of filing of patent application to the grant is a long procedure. If you present your invention to someone at a stage where the patent application is yet to receive a grant, then you can use the phrase ‘patent applied’ on it. This acts as a notice that you have filed a patent application for the invention. It serves as a warning to infringers that they might be liable to legal prosecution, charges, etc. in the future once the patent is granted.

The term ‘patented’ can be used on an article or invention or product when it has been granted a patent. This is the clearest notice to everyone that you have secured protection for your invention. Any potential infringements can be liable to serious legal repercussions.

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