Qualifications for Registration as patent agents Section 126

Posted on 05-05-2016        By ADMIN

Qualifications  for Registration as patent agents Section 126

1.         A Person -shall be qualified to have his name entered in the “ Register of Patent Agents” - if he fulfils the following 4 conditions, namely :-

            (a)        he is a Citizen of India ;                     

            (b)        he has completed the age of 21 years ;

            (c)        he has obtained a Degree in Science,Engineering or Technology from any University ( established under law for the time being in force )in the Territory of India or possesses such other equivalent qualifications 

 - as the Central Government may specifyin this behalf, and in addition, -

                        (i)         isan Advocate - within the meaning of the Advocates Act, 1961 ( 25 of 1961 ) ; or

                        (ii)        has passed - the qualifying Examinationprescribed for the purpose ; or

                        (iii)       has, for a total period of not less than ten years, functioned- either as an Examiner or discharged thefunctions of the Controller under Section 73 or both, but ceased to hold anysuch capacity

 - at thetime of making the application for registration ;

            (d)       he has paid - such fee as may beprescribed.

2.         Notwithstandinganything contained in sub-section (1), a Person - who has been registered as aPatent Agent before the commencement of the Patents ( Amendment ) Act, 2002,shall be entitled to continue to be, or when required to be re-registered, as aPatent Agent,

 - on payment of the fee as may be prescribed.

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