Section 67 Indian Patents Act

Section 67 of the Indian Patents Act

Section 67 of the Indian Patents Act 1970 is about Register of patents and particulars to be entered therein. It is under CHAPTER XIII of the Act. CHAPTER XIII is titled REGISTER OF PATENTS.

(1) There shall be kept at the patent office a register of patents, wherein shall be entered–

(a) the names and addresses of grantees of patents;

(b) notifications of assignments and of transmissions of patents, of licences under patents, and of amendments, extensions, an revocations of patents; and

(c) particulars of such other matters affecting the validity or proprietorship of patents as may be prescribed.

(2) No notice of any trust, whether express, implied or constructive, shall be entered in the register, and the Controller shall not be affected by any such notice.

(3) Subject to the superintendence and direction of the Central Government, the register shall be kept under the control and management of the Controller.

[(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1),it shall be lawful for the Controller to keep the register of patents or any part thereof in computer floppies, diskettes or any other electronic form subject to such safeguards as may be prescribed.


(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872), a copy of, or extracts from, the register of patents, certified to be a true copy under the hand of the Controller or any officer duly authorised by the Controller in this behalf shall, in all legal proceedings, be admissible in evidence.

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(6) In the event the register is kept wholly or partly in computer floppies, diskettes or any other electronic form,–


(a)reference in this Act to an entry in the register shall be deemed to include reference to a record of particulars kept in computer floppies, diskettes or any other electronic form and comprising the register or part of the register;

(b)references in this Act to particulars being registered or entered in the register shall be deemed to include references to the keeping of record of those particulars comprising the register or part of the register in computer floppies, diskettes or any other electronic form; and

(c) references in this Act to the rectification of the register are to be read as including references to the rectification of the record of particulars kept in computer floppies, diskettes or any other electronic form and comprising the register or part of the register.]


See also:

Section 66 Indian Patents Act 1970 (Revocation of patent in public interest.)

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