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Pakistan Trademark Law
Pakistan Patent Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
8th edition — single class application
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Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
2 months from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 years from the date of completion of the registration process

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, notarized
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
• Date of first use of the mark in Pakistan, if available
• Transliteration and translation of non-English words appearing on the mark
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• All documents may be submitted within 3 months from filing date except for the POA, which may be submitted within 2 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, notarized
What you need to know
• Grace period of 6 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, notarized
• Certificate of change of name, notarized
• For a change of address, no additional documents are required other than the POA
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, notarized
• Deed of assignment, notarized
What you need to know
• Registered trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned. Trademark applications may be assigned only with the goodwill of the business concerned and only if the trademarks are used . If the trademarks are only proposed to be used, an assignment may not be recorded and will be deferred until the marks mature into registration
Filing Requirements
• POA, notarized
• Certificate of merger, notarized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, notarized
• License agreement, notarized
What you need to know
• License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to become enforceable against third parties
• May be recorded for registrations only