Indian Patent Office initiates Official Fees Refund Process

In a first of its kind for Indian Patent Office, refund of official fees for closed cases has been started (subject to fulfillment of certain conditions).

The recent amendments of Patent Rules in May 2016, had introduced a provision for refund of part official fees subject to fulfillment of certain conditions.

You may check first such list published by IPO on 02 January 2017 over here –¬†http://www.ipindia.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/News/298_1_Withdrawal_refund_cases_31Dec2016.pdf