Which of India’s filing offices should I file my patent application with?

India’s filing offices are 4 in total, namely Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. However, each has a separate territorial jurisdiction. Where you file your application depends on a number of factors such as:

  • Your residence.
  • Location of business.
  • Where the invention actually originated.

For foreign applicants without a place of business or address in India, the territorial jurisdiction is defined by the address or place of business of their patent agent. It is of utmost importance that you know which of India’s filing offices apply to you. You won’t be allowed to file your application with a patent office outside of your jurisdiction.

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Also, do make sure that you check out this free e-book: A Quick Guide to Patents. Basically, it deals with basics of patent procedures.

A Quick Guide to Patents - India's filing offices

A Quick Guide to Patents

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