Average process time for Services of Design Office

Average process time for Services of Design Office


Type / nature of office action

Average time for disposal

(working days)


Issuance of Acknowledgement Receipt on filing application. This includes following steps:

  • Reception of documents in Systems
  • Reception of Fee instruments and verification
  • Data Entry

One week


Issuance of 1st Examination Report on application \.

This includes following steps:

  • Formal examination
  • Substantive examination
  • Reporting

Three months


Review Action on reply received from the applicant

One  month


Registration and subsequent publication on compliance of all legal / codal requirements. This includes following steps:

  • Processing of reply / amendments
  • Data entry
  • Publication in Patent e-Journal /Official Gazette part V
  • Issuance of Registration Certificate

Two months


Accumulated time from Filing To Registration of Design applied for

Six months


Design Search Report from request on form D-20/21

One month


Miscellaneous requests where hearing is NOT required  such as; 

  • Request for issuance of certified copy
  • Request for change of name, address, etc.
  • Request for duplicate certificate
  • Request for assignment / licence etc.

One month


Process time to decide Design Cancellation proceedings

One year