Mr. P.H.Kurian, a malayali of the 1986 cadre of the IAS has been appointed the new Controller General of the Patent, Designs and Trademarks. This is historic in nature as it is for the first time that an IAS officer is being appointed.
All IP practioners are waiting with baited breath to see whether any changes will come about in the Registry’s. There are many much desired changes that are urgently required to arrest ineeficient maner in which the Registry’s are presently running.
A new change being noticed is that the examiners are writing their comments on a sheet of paper which is being attached with the examination report when being sent.