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Trademark registration in Pakistan

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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple class

Multiple class trademark applications are not possible in Pakistan, a separate application should be filed for each class.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Pakistan

For obtainment of the filing date a trademark application in Pakistan must contain:
- applicant's data (name, nationality, address);
- list of goods/services;
- basis of the application, i.e., whether the mark is proposed to be used or is being used in Pakistan.  In the latter case, the year in which the mark was first used should be stated in the application.  Prior use of the mark is not necessary for filing an application;
- nature of business of the applicant i.e. “Manufacturer” or “Manufacturer and Merchant”. As the same does not apply for service sector, an application for a service trademark may be filed without stating the same;
- representation of the trademark (.jpeg file).

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

The Power of Attorney should be signed by the applicant and further notarized by a notary public in the country in which it is executed. Legalization is not necessary, however, it is recommended that the Power of Attorney should also be legalized. The Power of Attorney can be filed later and there is no additional cost associated with such late filing.

  • Priority document

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

  • Validity term

The validity term of a trademark in Pakistan is ten years from the date of filing.

  • Opposition period

The term for filing opposition against Pakistani trademark application is two months from the date of publication in the Trademarks Journal.

  • Grant and renewal

A demand note requesting payment of the registration fee is issued. Within one month from the date of receipt of said demand note registration fees are required to be paid. The Pakistani trademark is renewable an unlimited number of times for ten years. The renewal fees may be paid at any time within the period of six months before the date of expiration of the registration.

  • Use requirement

The validity of a trademark in Pakistan may be revoked if it has not been used within five years following the date of completion of its registration procedure.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

Foreigners residing outside Pakistan must perform trademark registration through a registered Pakistani trademark agent or advocate.

  •  Note

The time limit for filing of a response to the provisional refusal of an international registration in Pakistan is 2 months from the date of issuance of the refusal. It is possible to request an extension of the time limit three times amounting to 3 months in total. The language of the response is English. For foreign applicants, it is necessary to appoint a registered Pakistani representative for filing of the response.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by MEER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICES on 07.02.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Pakistani IP Laws.