How do I protect an invention in multiple countries?

Even if you have a patent in India, it won’t do you any good in another country. In order to protect an invention in multiple countries, you need to file an application in that jurisdiction. Basically, patents are territorial rights.

To protect an invention in multiple countries simultaneously, you can choose any one of the following options.

Go for the Direct route, i.e. file separate applications in every country simultaneously. However, this process is tedious, time consuming, and expensive.

PCT Route. Helps to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in a large number of countries. File a single “international” patent application instead of filing several separate national or regional patent applications

Paris Route. A more direct route. Similar to the PCT, but a more direct and economical route.

Related FAQs:

Who can file an international patent application under PCT in India?

What is the effect of an International Patent Application in India and abroad?

Where can I file an international patent application in India?

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

A Quick Guide to Patents - Protect an invention in multiple countries

A Quick Guide to Patents

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