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Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanLaw 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, we are able to provide timely and accurate guidance to all clients, irrespective of nationality.

We are experienced not only in all types of Trademark, Patent, copyright, Banking, Civil and Corporate Litigation matters, but  able to assist with the complete process of establishing a business or commercial presence in the Karachi, Pakistan, and can assist in relation to all relevant property, tax, company formation and banking procedures.

We also have the capability to undertake Trademark & Patent searches, and carry out enquiries relating to prospective commercial partners in Pakistan, in order to reduce the risk of entering into unsuitable alliances or partnerships.

We aim to provide cost-effective approaches to the needs of individuals, and their families, as well as to businesses and commercial concerns, providing the platform for successful economic activity in Karachi, Pakistani for foreign investors and their associated business ventures.

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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 up of infringing articles etc. Recently added section 74(3) of the Ordinance provides that all offences under the Ordinance are cognizable and non-bailable. Section 59 of the Ordinance provides that an action may be brought by the original owner of the copyright, which, inter alia, include the person to whom an exclusive licence has been granted. Amended Section 65 of the Ordinance provides that every suit or other civil proceedings regarding infringement, at the discretion of the applicant, should be instituted and tried in the Court of the District Judge.

Section 66 of the Ordinance,  provides that any person who knowingly infringes or abets the infringement of the copyright in a work (defined to include computer programmes), or any other right conferred by the Ordinance shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to 3 years, or with fine which may extent to one hundred thousand rupees (one US dollars nearly equals twenty five rupees), or with both. Additionally, Section 70B of the Ordinance provides that where any person convicted for an offence punishable under, inter alia, Section 66 is again convicted for the same offence, he shall in such event be imposed with a fine (beside the imprisonment which may extent to 3 years) upto rupees two hundred thousand.

Section 74(1) of the Ordinance now gives additional powers to police to seize infringing copies of the work. The section empowers any police officer, if he is satisfied that an offence in respect of infringement in any work has been, is being, or is likely to be committed, to seize without warrant all copies of the work and all plates and recording equipments used for the purposes of making infringed copies of the work, wherever found, and all copies, plates and recording equipments so seized shall, as soon as possible, be produced before a Magistrate.

Section 71 of the Ordinance provides that where an offence under the Ordinance is committed by a company, every person who at the time was in charge of, and was responsible to the company for the conduct of the business of the company as well as the company is deemed to be guilty of such offence and is liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly. Except in the circumstances, the accused proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he exercised due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence, he is deemed guilty.

 

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Law Firm in Pakistan dealing with Commercial, Intellectual Property and Litigation Laws of Pakistan.
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
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Application for Protection of Copyright in Pakistan

Application for Protection of Copyright in Pakistan

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Recommended Law Firm in Karachi Pakistan by Legal 500

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 in Copyright regulations as either the author of the work or a person or organization that has obtained ownership of all the rights under the copyright initially belonging to the author. This category includes a person or organization who has obtained by contract the right to claim legal title to the copyright in an application for copyright registration.
  • The owner of exclusive right(s).Under the law, any of the exclusive rights that make up a copyright and any subdivision of them can be transferred and owned separately, even though the transfer may be limited in time or place of effect. The term “copyright owner” with respect to any one of the exclusive rights contained in a copyright refers to the owner of that particular right. Any owner of an exclusive right may apply for registration of a claim in the work.
  • The duly authorized agent of such author, other copyright claimant, or owner of exclusive right(s). Any person authorized to act on behalf of the author, other copyright claimant, or owner of exclusive rights may apply for registration.

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Karachi, Sindh
PK
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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:

  1. literary works;
  2. musical works, including any accompanying words
  3. dramatic works, including any accompanying music
  4. pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
  5. motion pictures and other audiovisual works
  6. sound recordings
  7. architectural works

These categories should be viewed broadly. For example, computer programs and most “compilations” may be registered as “literary works”.

What Is Not Protected by Copyright

Several categories of material are generally not eligible for copyright protection. These include among others:

  • Works that have not been fixed in a tangible form of
  • Ideas, procedures, methods, systems, processes, concepts, principles, discoveries, or devices, as distinguished from a description, explanation, or illustration

Works consisting entirely of information that is common property and containing no original authorship (for example: standard calendars, height and weight charts, tape measures and rulers, and lists or tables taken from public documents or other common sources).

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Copyright in Pakistan

What is Copyright in Pakistan ?

Copyright PakistanCopyright 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 copyright has the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following in Pakistan:

  • To reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords;
  • To prepare derivative works based upon the work;
  • To distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  • To perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
  • To display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work; and
  • In the case of sound recordings*, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.
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Recommended Law Firm in Karachi Pakistan by Legal 500

As per Pakistani Intellectual Property Law, specially Copyright Law It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by the copyright law to the owner of copyright . These rights, however, are not unlimited in scope, the copyright law establishes limitations on these rights. In some cases, these limitations are specified exemptions from copyright liability. One major limitation is of “fair use,” In other instances, the limitation takes the form of a “compulsory license” under which certain limited uses of copyrighted works are permitted upon payment of specified royalties and compliance with statutory conditions. For further information about the limitations of any of these rights, consult the copyright law, We are always happy to provide legal assistance to Pakistani and International Clients.

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Law Firm in Pakistan dealing with Commercial, Intellectual Property and Corporate Laws of Pakistan.
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582
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Corporate Law

Commercial Agreement & Contracts Drafting and Vetting

Commercial Agreement Contracts Karachi PakistanIrfan 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, Franchise Agreements and Contracts of Employment. Our aim is to provide you and your business with the best contractual safeguards possible, and we encourage you to take advantage of our free, without obligation, audit.

Actually, we feel more excited when we are assigned to draft a new and challenging document. That we do it excellently well is evident from our repeat customers and from their kind words of appreciation. So far, we have received repeat orders from 100% of our clients.

After getting instructions from you about the agreement to be drafted, our team gets into action. We prepare the first draft and send it across. You give us the feedback and within days the agreement is ready to be signed.

Our agreements are simple to understand. We have deliberately done away with most of the jargon. Of course, we can draft in the toughest of legal language, but only on specific instructions. Our motto is to simplify all legal transactions in order to have transparent business environment.

We provide extensive guidance notes with all our agreements which will help you understand each and every clause in the agreements.

We also promise to provide you ongoing support in interpretation or any modifications of the existing agreements at nominal fee. Our team members include highly-qualified and experienced professionals who understand your requirements.

Satellite Launching Service Agreements, Technology Transfer Agreements, Software License Agreements, Escrow Agreements, Property Lease Documents, Business Purchase Documents, Terms and Conditions for various types of business requirements, Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), Policy Manuals, Regulations for Regulatory Authorities, Bye-Laws, Franchise Agreements, Employment Agreements, Office Leases, Trademark, Copyright and Patent Transfer Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements (JVAs), Non-disclosure / Confidentiality (NDC) Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Online Service / Product Provider’s Agreements, Website Use Agreement and other wide range of specific agreements suitable to every business, corporate and commercial concern.

The firm has successfully represented its clients on negotiating and finalizing high stake financial, contractual and commercial arrangements. We assist our clients in preparation of legal documentation including drafting of contracts for establishing joint ventures in Pakistan and abroad, distribution, agency & franchise Agreements, manufacture and supply agreements, business purchase, brand acquisition, asset purchase, transfer of technology, licensing and assignment of Intellectual property, besides other commercial arrangements. We have advised a leading manufacturer of lighting products in Pakistan in setting up of their Joint Ventures in different parts of the world and also prepared legal documentation for Acquisition of a business undertaking of a renowned multinational company based in USA, UK, Europe and Middle East. The firm has also advised Asia’s largest manufacturer of sports goods on negotiating & settling their commercial agreements including distributorship agreements, manufacture- supply agreements, trademark Licence agreements, and technology sublicense agreements besides other commercial contracts.

Drafting and vetting of joint venture agreements, technical know-how agreements, share purchase agreements, sales representatives agreements, event management agreements, manufacturing agreements, sponsorship agreements, marketing agreement, advertisement services agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, official channel / magazine agreements, licence agreements, trademarks user agreements, deed of assignment of trademarks, security and hypothecation agreements, employment agreements, franchise agreements, memorandum and rules & regulations of societies, trust deeds, trust rules, wills, etc.

We provide a range of Contract Management and Document Review services to clients in Aviation, BPO, Infrastructure, IT, Manufacturing and Telecom.

Drafting and Vetting of Legal Documents

Drafting and Vetting of Transaction Documents

Structuring of SPVs for Infrastructure Projects

Drafting of Master Services Agreements

Drafting of Service Level Agreements

Drafting of Non Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements

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Karachi, Sindh
PK
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Copyright Registration in Pakistan

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanIrfan 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 works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, cinematographic, recording and certain other intellectual works.

We provide following services in the field of Copyright:

  • Conducting copyright search
  • Registration, filing and prosecuting copyright application
  • Copyright Oppositions
  • Drafting of license agreements
  • Infringement proceedings
  • Litigation

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One of the most leading International Law Firms in Karachi Pakistan, dealing with Registration of International Copyrights, Copyrights disputes, applications for registration of copyrights, Trademark, Patent, Renewal of International Trademark, Trademark Disputes in Karachi Pakistan. Most competent Lawyers in International Law are members of the Firm
E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: +92 321 205 7582


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

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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”, regarding protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) and is making efforts to come out of the list to boost foreign businesses, trade and investment in the country.

Last year, the USTR annual ‘Special 301 Report’ that reviewed trading partners’ protection of intellectual property rights, put 12 countries on it Priority Watch List including: China, Russia, Algeria, Argentina, Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Israel, Pakistan, Thailand and Venezuela.

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Law Firm based in Karachi having well experienced Advocates and Lawyers in the fields of Intellectual Property and Trademark Law.
E-26, Executive Floor, Glass Tower, Clifton,
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: 03212057582

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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 advice to more than 1,000 women and aware them relating to their legal rights.

Furthermore, as a consequence of the legal awareness programmes being conducted, people started approaching office personally, by email and telephone wanting to seek solutions for their problems.

  • Only those cases that concern women will be taken up for Free Legal Consultation
  • It will also cater to those cases that deal with family laws and family affairs
  • All the risks that a woman might confront and the options available to her must be explained to her, if she approaches for her case, leaving the decision making left to her
  • To ensure the security of the rights of the woman while finalizing the conditions in case of compromise
  • To arrange for mediation on the request of the party i.e. to enter into reconciliation process during the case or prior to entering court on the demand of the party
  • Laws should not be wrongly implemented

Provide complete law related and legal Services on Family, Divorce, Khula, Separation, Court Marriage, Child custody, Adoption, Guardianship, Maintenance, Alimony, Dower amount, Dowry articles, Succession Certificate, Letter of administration, Transfer of Property, Estate law, Lease, Sale Deed, Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Law, Registration of firm, partnership and company, trademark, copyright, Civil law suits, Injunctions, Recovery, damages, defamation, High Courts Appeal, Writ Petitions, and heabus Corpus Petitions etc.

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Karachi, Sindh
PK
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Punishments for infringement of Copyright in Pakistan

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanPenalty 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 three years or with fine or with both.

Penalty for making copies or reproduction in excess of those authorized by the copyright owner or his successor in title shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine or with both.

Penalty of unauthorized rental of cinematographic works and computer programs shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine or with both.

Possession of plates for purpose of making infringing copies shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

Penalty for making false entries in the Register, etc., or producing or tendering false evidence shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

Penalty for making false statements for the purpose of deceiving or influencing any authority or officer shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

Penalty for making false statements for the purpose of deceiving or influencing any authority or officer shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

False attribution or authorship, etc. shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine or with both.

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Law Firm based in Karachi having well experienced Advocates and Lawyers in the fields of Copyright infringement Law.
E-26, Executive Floor, Glass Tower, Clifton,
Karachi, Sindh
PK
Phone: 03212057582