Examine Details- Includes examination of all possible details, including the potential uses of the invention across industries and likely benefits over existing products.

    Drafting of Application by professionals

    Filing of Application to the Registrar- On approval of the same, one can use ‘Patent Pending’ on the product

Provisional Patent

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A Provisional Patent application is an interim step on the road to a patent. It is effective because by filing an appropriate provisional patent application a person can market the invention without fear of losing his patent rights, procuring cash to proceed with development and further patent operations. One of the most important legal document while applying for patent registration is provisional specification or complete specification. To increase the chances of obtaining patent registration, a provision specification can be filed along with a patent application if the applicant feels that the invention has reached a stage wherein it can be disclosed on paper, but has not attained the final stage.

The average time taken to file a provisional patent application is about 15 – 20 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission. Get a free consultation on provisional patent application filing by scheduling an appointment with an IndiaFilings Advisor.


1. Legal Protection

2. Global Patent Protection

3. 20 year validity

4. Competitive Edge

5. Creation of Asset

Documents Required to Register Copyright

    Form 1 ( Application for grant of patent)

    Form 2 (Provisional Specifications)

    Form 5 ( Declaration of Inventorship)

    Form 26 (Power of Attorney). If your patent is filed by a Patent Agent then this form is necessary.

    E-filing fees (Patent Statutory fee)

    Form 3 (Corresponding foreign patent application statement and undertakings)

    Priority Document ( This is used for convention applications if priority date is claimed).

    Illustrations/Drawings of the invention.

Components of Provisional Patent Specification

The Provisional Specification is broadly explained under two topics, i.e. ‘Title’ which should fairly capture features of the invention and should be short and to the point. Further ‘Description’ which begins with the Preamble and contains the field and object of invention

Frequently Asked Questions

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3.What is the difference between Provisional and Non-Provisional Patent?
4. Is it necessary to file a Provisional Application?
5. What is a Provisional Specification?