(a) Request for substantive Examination<
A utility model registration application will be taken up for examination only if a request for examination is made either by the applicant or by any interested party within 5 years (3 years for a utility model) from the filing date of the application. If no request for examination is made within this five-year period, the utility model registration application is deemed to have been withdrawn.
(b) Requirement for Registration
For a utility model to be registered under the Utility Model Law, it should meet the following requirements:
i) It should fall under the definition of invention under the Utility Model Act,
ii) It should have Novelty, Industrial Applicability, and Inventive Step, and
iii) It should not fall into any of the categories of unregistrable utility model prescribed in Article 38 of Utility Model Act.