Pakistan

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

11th edition – single class application

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION

2 months from publication date

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

EXTENSION OF TIME

Possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Notarized POA required for all of the below procedures

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Paris Convention, Berne Convention, Madrid System


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • 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

  • 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

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • 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

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • 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

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, notarized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • 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

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Patent applications and patents may be officially searched by title and patentee name

EXAMINATION

As to form, novelty, inventiveness, and industrial applicability

PUBLICATION

Patents are published in the Official Gazette upon grant

OPPOSITION

4 months from publication

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of priority date and is payable after grant. 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from the filing date

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

  • Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures
What you need to know 

  • Must use Form 28 and Form 2A and 2A Reverse

 

 


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • 3 copies of the specifications in English
  • 2 sets of drawings
  • Certified copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
  • Deed of assignment from inventors

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, certified

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, certified

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, certified

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, certified

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

DURATION

10 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form and novelty

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Inadmissible

RENEWAL

Allowed for two consecutive terms of 10 years each


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, notarized
  • 6 copies of representations of the design
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • Copy of priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date

Saba House, Saïd Freiha Street, Hazmieh, Beirut, Lebanon

P.O. Box 11-9421

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+961 5 45 48 88
+961 5 45 48 44
pakistan@sabaip.com

Office Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.