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How to get registered FIR when Police Officer Refuses to lodge FIR in Karachi Pakistan

How to get registered FIR when Police Officer Refuses to lodge FIR in Karachi Pakistan

First Information Report (FIR) is a written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offence. It is a report of information that reaches the police first in point of time and that is why it is called the First Information Report. It is generally a complaint lodged with the police by the victim of a cognizable offence or by someone on his/her behalf. Anyone can report the commission of a cognizable offence either orally or in writing to the police.  It is a duty of police to register FIR without any delay or excuses.

If Police refuses to register FIR then the aggrieved person can approach District & Sessions Judge for directing the Police to register his statement U/s. 154 Cr.P.C. In Karachi there are 5 Districts, therefore aggrived person havde to approch the District Judge who has jurisdiction of that Police Station.

Cognizable Offence:

A cognizable offence is one in which the police may arrest a person without warrant. They are authorized to start investigation into a cognizable case on their own and do not require any orders from the court to do so.

Non-cognizable Offence:

A non-cognizable offence is an offence in which a police officer has no authority to arrest without warrant. The police cannot investigate such an offence without the court’s permission.

Why is FIR important?

FIR is a very important document as it sets the process of criminal justice in motion. It is only after the FIR is registered in the police station that the police start investigation of the case. According to Articles 21, 22, 23, 25, 49, 50 of Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order 1984, FIR is a relevant fact.

 Who can lodge FIR?

Anyone who knows about the commission of a cognizable offence can file an FIR. It is not necessary that only the victim of the crime should file an FIR. A police officer that comes to know about a cognizable offence can file an FIR himself/herself. You can file FIR if:

a. You are the person against whom the offence has been committed.

b. You know yourself about an offence, which has been committed.

c. You have seen the offence being committed.

 

 

The police may not investigate a complaint even if you file an FIR, when:

1. The case is not serious in nature.

2. The police feel that there is not enough ground to investigate.

3. The police resources are already over-committed in investigating more serious offences. However, the police must record the reasons for not conducting an investigation and in the latter case must inform you (Section 157 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898).

What is the procedure of filling FIR?

The procedure of filing an FIR is prescribed in Section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898. It is as follows:

I.  When information about the commission of a cognizable offence is given

orally, the police must write it down.

II.  It is your right as a person giving information or making a complaint to

demand that the information recorded by the police is read over to you.

III. Once the police have recorded the information in the FIR Register, the person

giving the information must sign it.

IV. You should sign the report only after verifying that the information recorded

by the police is as per the details given by you.

V.  People who cannot read or write must put their left thumb impression on the

document after being satisfied that it is a correct record.

VI.  Always ask for a copy of the FIR, if the police do not give it to you.

VII. It is your right to get a copy of FIR free of cost.

 

What should you mention in the FIR?

1. Your name and address;

2. Date, Time and Location of the incident you are reporting;

3. The true facts of the incident as they occurred, including the use of weapons, if any;

4. Names and description of the persons involved in the incident;

5. Names and addresses of witnesses, if any. (Format used by the police for the registration of FIR is attached).

 

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REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN COMPANY IN PAKISTAN

REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN COMPANY IN PAKISTAN

1.1 Who needs to deliver the requisite documents?

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Every foreign company which establishes a place of business in Pakistan has to deliver the requisite documents to the registrar concerned within 30 days of establishment of a place of business in Pakistan.

1.2 What is a Place of Business?

A place of business includes branch, management, share transfer or registration office, factory, mine or fixed place of business but does not include an agency unless the agent exercises a general authority to negotiate and conclude contract or maintains stock of merchandise on behalf of the company.

Following are the exceptions:

1. Company shall not be deemed to have an established place of business in Pakistan merely because it carries on business dealings in Pakistan through a bona fide broker or general commission agent acting in the ordinary course of his business.

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2. The fact that a company has a subsidiary which is incorporated, resident, or carrying on business in Pakistan, shall not of itself constitute the place of business of that subsidiary an established place of business of the company.

1.3 What are the steps for registration of a foreign company?

Registration of a Foreign Company comprises of following two steps:

1. Seek Availability of Company Name

2. Documentation

Step 1. Seek Availability of Company Name:

The first step in the process of registration of a Foreign Company is to seek availability of name of the proposed company from the registrar. The name of  the proposed company should not be:

• Inappropriate 5

• Deceptive.

• Designed to exploit or offend the religious susceptibilities of the people.

• Identical or having close resemblance with already existing company.

• Suggesting connection with any Government or its organization or any international organization.

Fees for seeking availability of company name through online .

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Best Patent & Trademark Law Firm in Karachi Pakistan

TrademarkIrfan Mir Halepota & Associates is one of the largest and most diversified intellectual property law firms in Pakistan, based in Karachi. Legal Services are been provided since 2003 to the local and Pakistani leading organization for registration of Trademark, Patents, copyrights.

Law FirmWe have been providing intellectual property solutions for our Pakistani and global clients since 2003. As a full service Intellectual Property Law Firm in Karachi, Pakistan, we cover all of our clients’ intellectual property needs, from litigation, prosecution, licensing and counselling services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, to unfair business and unfair trade practices.

PakistanIn details we also deal with Trademark Search Pakistan,  Trademark Registration Pakistan, Trademark Publication Pakistan,  Trademark Search,  Trademark Registration,  Trademark Renewal,  Trademark Assignment,  Trademark Licensing,  Trademark Pakistan Protection,  Trademark Pakistan Process,  Trademark Pakistan Enforcement,  Trademark Pakistan Assignment,  Trademark Pakistan Benefits.

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Patent and Design Registration in Karachi Pakistan

 

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanPatent for an invention is grant of exclusive rights to make, use and sell the invention for a limited period of 20 years. The patent grant excludes others from making, using, or selling the invention. Patent protection does not start until the actual grant of a patent owner. Mere idea or suggestion is not a patent.

Lawyer, Attorneys & Advocates at Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates provide following services in the field of Patent:

  • Patent Prosecution, preparing and filing patent applications
  • Patent searches
  • Oppositions
  • Patent Monitoring
  • Drafting and filing petitions for extension of a term of patent
  • Restoration applicants for lapsed patents
  • Licensing
  • Registration  of assignments, transmissions, etc.
  • Infringement Actions

One of the most leading International Law Firms in Karachi Pakistan, dealing with International Trade Law, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Patent, Renewal of International Trademark, Trademark Disputes in Karachi Pakistan. Most competent Lawyers in International Law are members of Irfan Mir Halepoa & Associates.

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One of the most leading International Law Firms in Karachi Pakistan, dealing with International Trade Law, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Patent, Renewal of International Trademark, Trademark Disputes in Karachi Pakistan. Most competent Lawyers in International Law are members of the Firm
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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
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BUSINESS SETUP IN KARACHI PAKISTAN

 

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanOUR LAW FIRM provides legal service to Local, Overseas Pakistanis and Foreign Clients to set up business in Pakistan. Business Set-Up services of Our Law Firm will help you in those essential early stages of business, giving you advice to assist you to set-up a business and able to plan and grow effectively without legal obstacles and litigation. We will assist you to make the right decisions at the right time. Whether you intend to set up a sole proprietorship concern or a company or a partnership firm we offer our legal services required for your business needs.

Irfan Mir Halepaota & Associates has been ranked as one of the top and Best Corporate Law Firms in Pakistan by the Legal 500, HG and other International Directories of Law Firm.

Business can be Set-Up in the following forms

Establishing and Registration of:

1. Company Registration.

a. Private Limited

b. Public Limited

c. Limited by Guarantee

2. Foreign Company Registration

3. Sole Proprietorship.

4. Partnership & Joint Venture.

5. Agency.

6. Trademarks and Copyrights, Patent and Design.

7. Society, Trust and Charity

 

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How to get Marriage Registration Certificate in Karachi, Pakistan

Marriage Certificate is an official record of marriage between two persons. A Marriage Certificate is required in most cases for visa or immigration purposes and is imperative for changing maiden name etc. To help our Pakistani friends living outside the country obtain marriage certificate with minimal hassles, We offer fast and efficient Marriage Certificate facilitation service in Pakistan.

Non-Resident Pakistanis in need of a marriage certificate for themselves or their loved ones in Pakistan can contact us. Our Marriage Certificate or Copy of marriage certificate facilitation service can be availed when the marriage is about happen or even if it has already occurred and was not registered.

Once the marriage is registered on the designated date, we will follow up and obtain marriage certificate on your behalf and send it across to you.

However, if the marriage has already taken place and was not registered at that point of time, a marriage certificate will then obtained after all the proper paperwork and compliance of requirements. In such a case, We will do all the ground work to ensure that your Marriage Certificate could be obtained in a short time.

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Trademark Registration Charges in Pakistan

 

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanDetails of Professional Fees (including Official Fees) for filing Trademarks in Pakistan  for International Clients and Law Firms.

We are offering special discounted Fees offer for International Clients as under :-

Pakistani Local Clients can email for details of Fees in Pakistani Rupees.

 

Search fee One class:

Search fee USD 80.00

Delivery within 5 working days.

 

Filling and Registration fee including Official Fees One class (straight forward case) Word Mark or Logo:

Trademark application Filling fee  USD 140.00

(Estimated Process Duration: 10 months)

Trademark Registration Certificate fee USD 180.00

(Estimated Timeline: 15 business days to get Registration Certificate)

 

 

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Note: Prices include all legal and professional fees. Our Charges could have variations during the registration process only in case of changes concerning the Official Fees or exchange rates. Charges do not include legal defenses in case of oppositions or objections.

Timeframe of the trademark registration process is only an estimate and it may vary considerably if any objections and/or oppositions are presented, or other events occur during the trademark registration process.

Prosecution

Reply to overcome office objections 150
Communicating and Reporting official objections / citation and advising 50
Late filing of documents 25
Arguments on classification 60
Arguments on services 60
Attending each hearing in disputed cases 50
Publication charges of a mark application in the Official Gazette 75
Obtaining a certified copy of a trademark 50

Renewal & Restoration

Renewal of trademark or service mark registration in one class for 10 years 125
Restoration of a removed mark 75

Assignment & License

Recording assignment within six month of the grace period 175
Recording assignment after 6 months of the grace period 200
Recording merger within six month of the grace period 175
Each other trademark in the same document 75
Recording merger after six month of the grace period 200
Each other trademark in the same document 75
Preparing assignment deed 75
Recording a change of the owner’s name against a registered mark 30
Recording a change of owner’s name for each additional mark in the same document 80
Recording a change of owner’s address against a registered mark 80
Recording a change of owner’s address for each additional mark in the same document 40
Preparing a license agreement 500
Preparing a statutory declaration 75
Recording a license for each additional mark in the same document 100
Amending a license agreement 100
Cancellation of license (per registration) 75
Opposition & Rectification
Drafting and filing of Interlocutory Petition 250
Applying for extension of time request 40
Drafting and filing of Notice of Opposition 500
Preparing Affidavit in Evidence alongwith evidence 600
Hearing on merits (each hearing)   50
Filing a Notice of Rectification (Before Registrar) 1000
Patents
Search for a patent 150
Filing patent application up to 40 pages and 20 claims 250
Fees for each additional page of specification beyond 40 pages  2
Fees for each additional claim beyond 20 claims 4
Reporting official action 60
Reporting of primary action 60
Amendment to the Application upon the Patent’s office objection 75
Claiming convention priority 40
Reporting acceptance 25
Reporting publication 25

 

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Trademark Registration in Pakistan

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanIn Pakistan the legal basis is the Trademark Law “Trade Marks Ordinance No. XIX” of 2001. Trademark protection is obtained by registration. It can also be acquired by sufficient public recognition.

Requirements
A trademark application has to be filed before the Trademarks Registry by a local agent. A notarized power of attorney is necessary. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.

Procedure

The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 2-3 years from first filing to registration. Before registration the trademark application is published in the monthly “Trademarks Journal”. The opposition period is 2 months from publication date of the application.

Duration

A trademark registration in Pakistan is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.

Methods

NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.

Extra

Duly note, if the trademark has not been used within 5 years from issue of the registration certificate or has not been used later for a continuous period of 5 years, it may be subject to cancellation.

 

Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates are one of the most leading International Law Firms in Karachi Pakistan, dealing with International Trade Law, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Patent, Renewal of International Trademark, Trademark Disputes in Karachi Pakistan.

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E-26, Glass Tower, Clifton
Karachi, Sindh
PK
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Trademark Registration in Pakistan Step by Step Procedure

 

Step by Step Registration of Trademark in Pakistan Procedure:

Top Law Firms in Karachi PakistanStep 1: Clients send  a specimen of the trademark (by email or fax or post) , a detailed list of products to be covered by the trademark and at the same time make payment for the pre-filing search to We by remittance or check;

Step 2: We conduct the pre-filing search and prepare search report and email the search reports to clients;

Step 3: (If the search results indicate that the application is likely to be accepted and clients decide to proceed) Clients send us the Photostat copy of identity proof (passport copy for individual and Certificate of Incorporation or Business Registration License) and at the same time make payment for the pre-filing search to us by remittance through Bank of Western Union;

Step 4: We prepare the registration application forms and Power of Attorney (POA).

Step 5: Clients send the duly executed POA.  The POA must be Notarize by a local qualified Lawyer;

Step 6: We submit the application documents to the Pakistan Trademark Registration Office.

Step 7: The Pakistan Trademark Registration Office perform examination and other procedures; if no objection received, the Pakistan Trademark Registration Bureau then issues the Certificate of Registration;

Step 8: We forward the Certificate of Registration to clients.

Time Scale

Currently it is taking approximately 2-3 years to get a trademark in Pakistan.

 

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