Further, when the provisional registration is done, the applicant must within a period of twelve months from the date of filing the application file the complete application. Where the complete application is not filed within the stipulated period, the application shall become abandoned
Patent Registration can be done by:
Section 10 of the Patents Act, 1970, provides the details to be mentioned in the application for patent. The provisional application shall contain:
Provisional patents don’t get published, only the complete applications are forwarded for publication. Provisional patent registration gets abandoned if the complete application is not filed by the applicant within the stipulated time period.
Provisional patent registrations are not a mandatory requirement for obtaining the patent certificate, rather it is just a preliminary step towards obtaining the patent. Filing of provisional patent registrations provides various advantages to the inventor and it also gives him the opportunity to access the market in order to check the potential of his invention.