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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.

 

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