Copyright Registration in Pakistan

Irfan Mir Halepaota & Associates has been ranked as one of the top Corporate Law Firms in Pakistan by the Legal 500 and HG. It is also considered as one of the Best Law Chambers and Partners having well reputation in Karachi, Pakistan. Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of original […]

President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan promulgates Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) Ordinance 2012

President Asif Ali Zardari, on 24th April 2012, promulgated the Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) Ordinance 2012.  Now IPO will have powers for giving legal cover to local and foreign businesses and bound law enforcement agencies in inflicting and protecting trademark, copyright and patent infringement laws. Pakistan is currently on the United States’ “Priority Watch List”, […]

Law Firm Programme for Women rights with Support of Pakistan and International Orgnizations

Pro bono services of our Law Firm are well recognized in Pakistan and Internationally. In collaboration with Local and International Organizations, from to time we have started programs for providing legal aid to the deserving persons specially Women and Children as a Sadqa and Zakkat . In our Legal assistance program we have provide free legal […]

Punishments for infringement of Copyright in Pakistan

Penalty for unauthorised reproduction or distribution of counterfeit copies of sound recording and cinematographic work shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine or with both. Penalty for exploitation and appropriation of recording or audiovisual work intended for private use shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to […]

Infringement of Copyright in Pakistan

Infringement of Patent in Pakistan There are two remedies for breach of copyright and Patent in Pakistan; civil proceedings and criminal proceedings. Accordingly, a person whose copyright has been infringed is able to sue for damages, claim an injunction, an account of the profits gained by the defendants as a result of the infringement, delivery […]

Commercial Agreement & Contracts Drafting and Vetting

Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates have outstanding knowledge and experience in drafting and vetting of various kinds of Agreements and Contracts.  We have considerable experience in the drafting and interpretation of a wide variety of contracts including Partnership and Association Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreements, Agreements for the sale of businesses and property, Licence and Agency Agreements, […]

Application for Protection of Copyright in Pakistan

Application for Protection of Copyright in Pakistan The following persons are legally entitled to submit an application form: The author. This is either the person who actually created the work or, if the work was made for hire, the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared. The copyright claimant. The copyright claimant is defined […]

Works protected under Copyright in Pakistan

Works protected under Copyright in Pakistan What Works Are Protected Copyright protects “original works of authorship” that are fixed in a tangible form of expression. The fixation need not be directly perceptible so long as it may be communicated with the aid of a machine or device. Copyright-able works include the following categories: literary works; musical […]

Copyright in Pakistan

What is Copyright in Pakistan ? Copyright in Pakistan is a form of protection provided to the authors of “original works of authorship,”. Under the Pakistani Law Copyright includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection of Copyright in Pakistan is available to both published and unpublished works. The owner of […]


Law Firm Founded in 2003, and located in Clifton, Karachi, Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates provides the full range of Complete Legal Services including Corporate Law Services, thus offering a complete relocation package for both individuals and businesses. With a range of qualified speakers of English, French, Sindhi, Urdu as well as other languages at our disposal, […]