Intellectual property protection in Pakistan

Intellectual Property in Pakistan

1. Pakistani general info

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia located at the crossroads of the strategically important regions of South Asia, Central Asia and Western Asia, Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650 mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the South and is bordered by India to the East, Afghanistan to the West and North, Iran to the southwest and China in the far Northeast. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's narrow Wakhan Corridor in the North and also shares a marine border with Oman.

International Country Code: PK

Time zone:   PKT (UTC+5); Summer (DST) - (UTC+6b)

Currency: Pakistani rupee (PKR)

See detailed information about Patent registration in Pakistan (non-PCT)

See detailed information about Trademark registration in Pakistan

See detailed information about Industrial Design registration in Pakistan

2. IP Legal Base in Pakistan

Patent Ordinance
Patent Rules
Trademark Act
Trademark Ordinance
Design Ordinance
Registered Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Ordinance
Copyright Ordinance
Copyright Rules

3. International organizations/agreements

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

4. Patent Office Contact Details

The Patent Office, IPO-Pakistan
Second Floor Kandawala Building
M. A. Jinnah Road, Karachi
Phone: +92-21-99215488
Fax: +92-21-99215489

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Pakistan are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Raza & Associates on 29/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Pakistani IP Laws.

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