The Patents Rules,2003
[Notification No. SO 493(E), dt. 2-5-2003]
(As amended by the Patents (Amdt.) Rules,2006, w.e.f. 5-5-2006)
Whereas certain draft rules were published in exercise of the powers conferred by section 159 of the Patents Act,1970 vide Noti. of the Govt. of India in Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Dept. of Indl. Policy and Promotion) vide Number SO 1018(E), dt. 20-9-2002, in Part II, section 3, sub-section (ii) of the Gazette of India (Extra.), dt. 20-9-2002, for inviting objections and suggestions from persons likely to be affected thereby before expiry of a period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing the Notification were made available to the public; And whereas the copies of the Gazette containing the said Notification were made available to the public on 3-10-2002;
And whereas objections and suggestions received from the public on the said draft rules have been considered by the Central Government;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 159 of the Patents Act,1970 and in supersession of the Patents Rules,1972 published in the Gazette of India, vide S.O.301(E), dt. 20-4-1972 in Part II, section 3, sub-section (ii), except as respect things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:
Section 1. Short title and commencement
(1) These rules may be called the Patents Rules,2003.
(2) They shall come into force on the date on which the Patents (Amendment) Act,2002 comes into force1.
1. W.e.f. 20-5-2003 vide SO 561(E), dt. 20-5-2003.