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Pakistan

  • International Country Code:

    PK
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +05:00
  • Currency:

    Pakistani rupee (PKR)

Patent registration in Pakistan (non-PCT)

Pakistan
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  • Patent fees

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

  • The term for filing patent applications in Pakistan

The term for filing patent application in Pakistan claiming priority is 12 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 patent application should contain at least complete specification in English, claims, drawings (if any) and payment of the official fees.

  • Language of the Pakistani patent application

The official language of a patent registration in Pakistan is English.

  • Priority document

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

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A simply 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.

  • Assignment Deed

If the applicant is not the inventor non-legalized assignment deed must be submitted to the Pakistani Patent Office.

  • Substantive examination request

There is no request for conducting the substantive examination. This procedure is conducted automatically.

  • Grace period

The novelty grace period term is applicable for a patent application if the information about the invention was disclosed within 12 months before the filing date at the officially recognised exhibition.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

The term for payment of the official grant fee for a patent in Pakistan is due four months from the publication date. The first annuities are payable after the expiry of the 4th year from the earliest filing date (i.e. priority date).

  • Representation by a patent attorney

Foreigners must perform the patent prosecution in Pakistan 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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