Pakistan

classification
CLASSIFICATION
11th edition – single class application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
2 months from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

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

Filing Requirements

Notarized POA required for all of the below procedures

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
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Patent applications and patents may be officially searched by title and patentee name
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventiveness, and industrial applicability
publications
PUBLICATION
Patents are published in the Official Gazette upon grant
opposition
OPPOSITION
4 months from publication
annuities
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
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the filing date

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

 

 

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
extension-of-time
DURATION
10 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form and novelty
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Inadmissible
annuities
RENEWAL
Allowed for two consecutive terms of 10 years each

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

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

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

P.O. Box 11-9421 

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E. pakistan@sabaip.com
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