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I have filed my patent application in India, can I withdraw it?

I have filed my patent application in India, can I withdraw it?

Yes, it is possible to withdraw your application filed at Indian Patent Office.
• In case, you do not wish your application to be published then you should file a request for the withdrawal of the application for patent in India within 15 months of the date of filing or date of priority, whichever is earlier.
• It is also possible to withdraw the patent application in India before issuance of the First Examination Report (FER) and can claim a refund of up to 90% of examination fees paid to Indian Patent Office.
• In any case, applicant who had filed a patent application in India can withdraw the application any time after filing but before the grant of patent by submitting a request in prescribed format. There are no fees for such a request.

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