Mr. P.H. Kurian has resigned from the post of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks according to this recent post on livemint
Mr. Kurian was instrumental in bringing many sweeping changes in the IP office notable of which include streamlining and bringing more transparency to its functioning and providing a push towards digitization of the IP office records.
Mr. Kurian’s was appointed as the Controller General for patents designs and trade mark for a term of 5 years. His sudden exit within 2 years and 4 months of his appointment as the Controller General has been a shock and surprise to everyone in the IP fraternity. We sincerely hope that his replacement maintains the thrust on policies initiated by him.