Schedule O describes the standards for Disinfectant Fluids.

Schedule A B C D E F G H H1 I J K M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Schedule O:

Schedule O describes the standards for Disinfectant Fluids.

Part 1 Describes the provision applicable to black fluid and white fluids that are derived from petroleum with or without hydrocarbon.

Part 2: Describes provisions applicable to other disinfectant fluids not covered in part 1.

(For detail analysis refer drug and cosmetic act and rules)

How to know product ( schedule) and Is it in DPCO or not?

What is DPCO?

DPCO is referred to Drug (Price Control) Order which controls the prices of medicines in India. First time DPCO was implemented in 1963.  After that many Drug Price Control Order come in force. Drug Price control order of 1966, Drug Price control order of 1970 issued under the essential commodity Act, 1955 by declaring drugs to be essential commodities under EC Act 1955. Then , Drugs (Prices Control) Order of 1979, Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1987 issued following the declaration of Drug policy 1978 and drug police 1986. Then DPCO, 1995 come in force under current drug policy of 1994. In 2012, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy (NPPP, 2012) were come in existence. Currently forced DPCO is Known as Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013.

What is NPPA?

NPPA is referred to National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority which look after Drug Price Control in India. The NPPA is authority to fix/revise the prices of controlled bulk drugs and formulations and to enforce prices and availability of the medicines in the country.


I want to know product ( schedule) and its in DPCO or not. From which site i can know!
Also top selling molecules in India list. From where I can get.


Updation about dpco products you can read at government national pharmaceutical price authority website: Go to the website. In destop version of website, at left side number of links will be available. Take cursor to List of Notified Price. At this you will find two option, Dpco 1995 and Dpco 2013. Click at DPCO 2013. A list of dpco prices could be find after clicking at CEILING PRICE OF SCHEDULED MEDICINES FIXED/REVISED UNDER DPCO, 2013 ( updated at 30.11.2014).

Schedules of molecules you can study in Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940. You can download this from Central Drugs Standard Control Organization website from this link: Or for general study you can read it here: Schedule A B C D E F G H H1 I J K M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


I have gone to NPPA site for searching price,
In DPCO 2013 price was ammended upto 2014, whereas in Compedium Price ammended upto Feb-2015, How to Check Latest Ammended Price,
Any membership to Take , Please advise,


Go to

Click at what’s new section placed between Home and DPCO 2013. You have check regularly this site for new updates. All dpco amends is done under DPCO 2013. You will find phrase like :“NPPA has fixed/revised the prices in respect of 45 formulation packs under DPCO, 2013 in related Notification / order dated 24.2.2016”

Price is revised under DPCO 2013 but check date. It is 24.2.2016. It is latest amendmentations
All new updates you will find there….


Thank you very much for your valuable inputs,
Will be in touch for any further help,
Also for new company drug license And product regarding requirement, where to check.


You can check our article for these information:

How to Start Pharmaceutical (Marketing/Trading) Company in India?

How to start pharmaceutical manufacturing unit in India?

Where to register your Pharmaceutical/Ayurvedic Products before launching in Indian market?

Hope these will help you regarding required information….

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Pharmaceutical Companies have to be registered under IPDMS system

NPPA is developing an Integrated MIS application for capturing Form 1-5 of DPCO, 2013 on line from Pharmaceutical Manufacturer/ Marketing/ Importer/ Distributor Companies. The system would only be accessed by authorized users. Each company is provided a login id and password on the basis of registration information.National Pharmaceutical Price Authority (NPPA) has issued a notice to all pharmaceutical associations. NPPA warns that it will constrained to take appropriate action against their member companies who have yet to register in the Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management system (IPDMS).

IPDMS is a system which aims at facilitating online submission of mandatory returns/reports under the DPCO 2013 by manufacturers, including companies which make, import and market drugs for distribution or sale in the country. IPDMS has been developed by DPCO with collabration with National Infomatic Centre.

NPPA will be launching this system shortly. NPPA has urged the associations to impress upon their members companies to register themselve with IPDMS immediately. From top 100 companies, 59 companies have not yet registered for this. NPPA issued notice dated May 1 and has alerted to take appropriate actions against non-registered pharma companies under provision of DPCO 2013 read along with the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

Nearly 300 pharma companies has been registered with this system covering more than 20000 formulation packs. Well known companies like cadila pharma, Dr Reddy’s lab, Mankinkind pharma, MSD, Cipla etc are not registered yet for IPDMS.

According to NPPA, “Availability of reliable database is a necessary pre-requisite for carrying out the functions of price fixation and price revision with respect to scheduled drugs; price fixation with respect to new drugs; monitoring the production and availability of scheduled formulations and the active pharmaceutical ingredients contained in the scheduled formulations; and monitoring the prices of non-scheduled formulations.”

Online Registration under IPDMS includes company details, head office/corporate office address, contact person details, product source details and product details etc.

As per the IPDMS, pharma manufacturers have register online which has been initiated by the NPPA. The initial target date for implementation of the system was by October last year.

Related: Ayurvedic Manufacturing Unit in India

How to Apply for A Trademark Registration?

We have studied in our previous articles about procedure and requirements to start pharmaceutical company , ayurvedic company and Food Supplement company. In this article we will discuss about trademark registration process, procedure, documents, requirements, difference between objection/opposed, advantage, FAQ and other related details.

In this article we will know about trademark registration.  Same procedure and requirement for Trademark is applied for all business including Pharmaceutical, Ayurvedic and Nutraceutical (food Supplement) Sector.

What is Trademark?

First we will know about Trademark. Trade mark is generally referred to a company name, brand/product name/service and/or logo of company and/or firm. A Trademark can be in form of visual symbol, word, numeral, name, device and/or lable etc which distinguish a business from others . For Example, Elzac Herbals along with sign is a Logo of Elzac Herbal India, An Ayurvedic Manufacturing Products Company. We can say Elzac Herbals is a Trade Mark.

If you are going to launch a company and/or a new product then it is advised to first go for trademark registration before launching.  Trademark registration is an intellectual property which protects against use of your trade/business name or trademark by others.

Trademark registration:

Trademark registration can be obtained for business name, brand name, logo, tagline or caption etc. Company Name and/or Products Brand Name can be registered under Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks. Trade Mark is valuable asset especially in case of pharma companies it worth more.

‘TM’ stands for ‘Trademark applied for’ where as ® symbol stands for the ‘Registered trademark’. Before apply for trade mark, Trade Mark search is highly recommended. This will give you indication of existing or applying trade marks. Go to the site. Click at trade mark and you will be redirected to Then click at public search. In new tab will be opened. Change search type to phonetic or Wordmark. Enter your brand name or company name and class. For pharmaceutical and ayurvedic product’s name and manufacturing company, you can search in Class-5 and for trading/marketing company, search in class-35.

You can apply trade mark registration through amy legal firm or trade mark advocates those handle trade mark registration for your trade mark registration. For providing authorization, you have to sign power of attorney authorizing for particular brand name/company name trade mark registration.

Requirements for filling a trademark  registration application:

  • The name, address and Nationality of applicant/s. In case of Partnership firm, Name of all Partners. Soft copy of the Trade Mark to be registered.
  • List of goods/Services for which registration is required along with Class.
  • If the mark contains or consists of non-English words, a translation of those words into English is required.
  • Power of attorney simply signed by the applicant (In case of application filled by advocate and/or legal firm/agency).
  • Fees for registration. Govt. fee is approximate 4500/- per trade mark. Fees may change with any government policy update.
  • Proof for using particular name (like Invoice, Advertisement etc.)

Process Includes:

  • Trade Name and/or Logo. If you don’t have then choose a Unique Name and/or Logo.
  • Search for Trade Mark Availability as mentioned above
  • Select appropriate class from 45 Classes. (For Pharmaceutical, Ayurvedic and Nutraceuticals generally Class 5 and Class 35 is used.)
  • Application submission for Trade Mark registration. It takes 3 working days for trade mark department to issue Trade Mark application Number but it takes 1.5-2 years for Trade Mark registration if your application don’t receive any objection other wise it may take more time.
  • Advertising a trademark in government public gadget before acceptance for trademark registration. Objections and oppositions are invited by government from public before going in registration process.
  • Hearing before registrar if your trademark faces any objection.
  • Hearing before registrar if your trademark faces opposed.

Difference between Objection and Opposed:

Objection in trademark registration is something that a particular trademark and/or similar trademark or name may have being used by someone else. Objection may be raised by trademark department internally or any third person. Means there is uncertainty about trademark whether it may cause any harm to any other trademark owner or not if trademark registration is given to you or someone else. Objection may also be raised if trademark department is uncertain whether trademark applicant is using that trademark in actuality or not.  For clearing objection, proper proof and documents have been submitted before registrar at hearing date issued by trademark department.

Opposed in trademark registration is when a third party files application against giving registration of particular trademark to you or someone else. For clearing opposition, a legal case has been fight against opposed party for taking trade mark registration.

Advantage of Trademark Registration:

Legal Protection: Trademark registration provides legal protection against using your trade name and/or mark used by any other person, company or/and firm. No can use your trademark without your prior permission.

Brand Trust: Trademark Registration separates a trademark from others. Registered Brand makes an trusted impression at customer mind set. It builds a trust between trademark owner and his customer.

Popularization: If a trademark is registered then trademark owner is free to promote it at large level without fear of misuse and/or use by any other party.

Trademark Symbols:

Three types of Symbol is used for trademark purpose: ‘TM‘, ‘SM‘ and ‘R‘.

TM: Trade Mark applied for. This symbol is used for product when it is not registered but is applied for trademark registration.

SM: Service Mark applied for. This mark is used when trademark is applied for Service/s, not for product.

R: Registered. This mark is used when a trademark has been accepted for registration and registration license has been granted to trademark owner.

Frequently Asked Question about Trademark Registration:

How many types of Classes under Trade Mark Registry?

Ans: Trademark Registry has classified Trademark classes under 45 classes according to product and service type.

In which class Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Ayurvedic/Herbal and Food Supplements products/Services and Companies comes?

Ans: Pharmaceutical, Ayurvedic and Nutraceutical Products and preparations fall under class 5 where as companies fall under class 35.

What is the Duration of trademark Registration Certificate Validation?

Ans: A trademark registration is granted for 10 years but trademark licensee can renew it after every 10 year and use it for indefinite period.

When a applicant use symbol ‘TM’?

Ans: After getting trade mark registration number after submitting application, applicant can use symbol ‘TM’ but he/she can’t use ‘R’ symbol unless his/her trademark is received registration certificate.

If my company is registered under Company Act, Do I still need Trademark Registration?

Ans: Company registration under Company Act doesn’t cover or protect brand identity. For example, Your registered a company under company act with name ABCD Herbal private limited. In that case another person is free to register company with name ABCD Ayurvedic Private Limited but if you have trademark registration of ABCD then no one can use  ABCD for registration of company even under Company Act because Company Act also doesn’t allow to register a company with name that is trademark registered by other person.

Can I apply for Trademark Registration by own self?

Ans: You can apply by own self at trademark registry website. You will require class III digital signature for applying trademark registration online by own self.

What to confirm before applying a trademark through Advocates and Legal firms/Agencies?

Ans: Applying for Trademark registration is not a big thing. Most of online agencies and advocates lure customers by charging 1000 applying fees plus government fees. Most of them doesn’t cover ‘Objection‘ part in it. Almost of trademarks faces objection during registration process. So before applying through any advocates or/and legal firms first confirm whether they will handle objection or not during registration process. Otherwise you have to pay more money for clearing objection from your trademark registration process.

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