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Pakistan

  • International Country Code:

    PK
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +05:00
  • Currency:

    Pakistani rupee (PKR)

Industrial Design registration in Pakistan

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Pakistan, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing design application in Pakistan

The term for filing design application in Pakistan claiming priority is six months from the date of priority. The restoration of this term is not stipulated.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Pakistan

For obtainment of the date of filing the Pakistani design, an application should contain at least photographs/drawings of design, statement of novelty and payment of the official fees.

  • Multiple design application

Multiple design applications are not possible in Pakistan.

  • Validity term

The total term of a design patent validity in Pakistan is 30 years from the date of filing, or, if the priority is claimed, from the date of priority.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A signed Power of Attorney is required to be submitted at the time of filing the application however due to the leniency on the part of the Patent Office it can be submitted later.

  • Priority document

A certified copy of the priority document must be submitted within three months from the date of filing an industrial design application in Pakistan.

  • Examination of a design application in Pakistan

There is no request for conducting the substantive examination on industrial design application. This procedure is conducted automatically.

  • Grace period

For the purpose of novelty, any disclosure to the public of the industrial design shall not be taken into consideration if it occurred within twelve months preceding the filing date/priority date of the application.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

No official grant fee is required. The design maintenance fees should be paid periodically, i.e. every ten years.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

Foreigners residing outside Pakistan must perform the industrial design prosecution through a registered Pakistani patent agent or advocate.

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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