Reasonable Cause for Adjournments in Patent Proceedings


In a recent notification dated 26.12.2022 Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks have issued a Notice regarding adjournments in Patent proceedings. Now the party/ patent attorney who seek adjournment has to mentioned what is the reasonable cause for seeking such adjournments. Not only reasonable cause has to be mentioned but documentary evidences has also to be attached as proof. Unless this requirement is complied with patent office will not be granting any adjournment to any party.

Link to the IPO Notice – Notice


Article by – Swarupa Ghosh Law Chamber