The office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDT) has introduced the e-filing of design applications. This is part of the recent activity and measures which have been taken by the office to decrease the usage of paper and to make filing an easier and more efficient. Agents and attorneys can continue to use the same digital signature that are currently in use for trademarks and patents.
The payment gateway also follows the same system adopted by the Trade Marks Office and payment can be made through numerous methods such as net banking, debit card and credit card payments.
The efforts of the CGPDT have to be lauded. Time will tell how efficient the system is and if it will result in quicker registrations.