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IP, Trademark
In order to encourage aspiring entrepreneurs and also boost innovation, India Patent Office has issued guidelines for startups with respect to filling and processing of applications for patent, designs and trademarks.


As per the guidelinesa startup willing to file a patent application for an invention will have to select a facilitator who would help in preparing the request and also assess the patentability of the invention as per acts and rules, the Controller General Patents, Designs and Trade Marks said in a public notice. If the startup is unable to select a facilitator, it should contact the head office of the respective Patent Office as per jurisdiction, who shall provide 3 names of the facilitator and the startup will finalize the name, the notice added.


The fees for filing the patent will be taken care by the Startup. The facilitator needs to take care of further steps in patent application and also needs to reply to any query from patent office. A list of 280 facilitators has been released by the office. For filing and processing applications for designs, the patent facilitators would provide their services. In the plan it has been mentioned that all the expenses of facilitation for filing patent, trademark or design, will be taken care of by the government. The move is aimed at promoting awareness and adoption of intellectual property rights by startups and facilitate them in protecting and commercialising those rights.  

It is a summarization of an article in Your Story. For more details, visit http://yourstory.com/2016/06/startups-receive-guidelines-ipo/



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Start up Lessons, TAXATION
Have you ever faced issues related to your PAN application like the non-allotment of PAN or an error or mismatch in the name on the card?


Did you know that the Income Tax Department has an online grievance management system, which allows investors to submit their complaints pertaining to PAN applications registered with UTITSL or NSDL? If no, then don’t worry here’s how you can go about lodging a PAN related complaint online.


Portal You can file a PAN related complaint by logging on to incometax.sparshindia.com, and going to the PAN section. Complaint menu By clicking on ‘submit link’ you can file a complaint related to PAN submitted either to UTITSL or NSDL. On clicking this link you will get a form where you can choose the nature of your complaint from the drop down menu.


Details You need to fill the mandatory details such as the receipt or coupon number of the PAN application. Your details such as name, address and contact details are also required.


Submission Once all the details have been entered, you can submit the application online.


Status check You can check the status of the complaint by clicking on the ‘status’ link. The complainant can retrieve details and the status of the complaint by entering either his PAN number or the complaint number allotted to him. It is a summarization of an article from Economic Times.

For more information, visit http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/tax/how-to-lodge-a-pan-related-complaint-online/articleshow/52585754.cms



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