Legal Job Opportunity at The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM)

About the Company: The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) is located at Mumbai. The Head Office of the Patent office is at Kolkata and its Branch offices are located at Chennai, New Delhi and Mumbai. The Trade Marks registry is at Mumbai and its Branches are located in Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and New Delhi. The Design Office is located at Kolkata in the Patent Office. The Offices of The Patent Information System (PIS) and National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM) are at Nagpur. The Controller General supervises the working of the Patents Act, 1970, as amended, the Designs Act, 2000 and the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and also renders advice to the Government on matters relating to these subjects. In order to protect the Geographical Indications of goods a Geographical Indications Registry has been established in Chennai to administer the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registrationand Protection) Act, 1999 under the CGPDTM.


Vacancy for:  Hearing Officers

Location & Number of Vacancies: 30 (Total) TMR Mumbai: 08, TMR Delhi: 08, TMR Chennai: 05, TMR Ahmedabad: 05 and TMR Kolkata: 04

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Selected candidate are expected to hear the contested matters (pending under opposition proceeding) related to TM applications and dispose the opposition by passing reasoned decision/order as per provision of the law


  • Should have a Law Degree
  • Five years’ experience at a BAR of five years’ experience in State Judicial services or Legal Department of a State Government or Central Government or in teaching law in a recognised university.
  • Experience in the processing of applications for registration filed under the Trade Marks

How to Apply?

The application in the accompanying format must be sent through e-mail to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] by attaching scanned copy of the filled application form along with documents certifying age, educational qualification and experience including copy of certificate of enrolment as an advocate, in PDF file format. In absence of requisite certificate, candidature of the applicant may be rejected summarily



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