Normally publication of the application is done after 18 months from the date of filing of application or from the date of priority of the application, whichever is earlier. An applicant can request for examination only after publication.
Request for expedited publication can be made in Form 9 by paying the prescribed fee of Rs. 2,500/- for individuals and Rs. 10,000 for companies.
Thereafter, request for examination has to be made in Form 18 with a prescribed fee of Rs. 2,500/- for individuals and Rs. 10,000/- for companies.
The Express Request for Examination for National phase applications is possible on further payment of official fee of Rs. 1,000/- for individuals and Rs. 4,000/- for companies.