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Trade Mark Registration in Pakistan

Trade Mark Registration in Pakistan

Trade Marks Registry (TMR) is premier body of Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) working for the registration of trade and services marks under the Trade Marks Ordinance, 2001. It is a federal government body and its jurisdiction for trade and services marks lies within the geographical boundary of Pakistan. It works as a civil court and its decisions are appealable at the provincial high courts. The Trade Marks Registry is headed by a Registrar and its office is located in Karachi.

Trademarks: Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to File Trademark Application?
  • Validity of Registration?
  • Procedure for Registration?
  • Where is the Trademark Registry located?
  • Are application forms filed in Karachi only?
  • Can we get Trademarks Form from the Internet?
  • Can Trade Marks fees be submitted in cash?

How to File Trademark Application?

  • Prescribed application form TM1/TM2
  • 8 clear reproduction of the sign, logo or Trademark, of any color, form or 3-dimensional features.
  • List of goods or services to which the Trademark would apply.
  • Power of Attorney if applied through an advocate / Agent.
  • Pay Order / Bank Draft of Rs.2000/- in the name of Director General, IPO-Pakistan.
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Validity of Registration?

Initially Trademark is registered for 10 (Ten) years from the filing date. The Trademarks registration can be renewed after every 10 (Ten) years.

All Trademarks forms are available on www.ipo.gov.pk.

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Can Trade Marks fees be submitted in cash?

All payments to the Trade Marks Registry have to be made in the form of Pay Orders or Bank Drafts in the name of Director General, IPO-Pakistan. The Trade Marks Registry does not accept CASH

Trademarks: Classification of Goods and Services

Procedure for Registration?

It is advisable that a search may be made of the Trademarks Register to ensure whether there are any similar or identical marks on the Register. Search request can be filed on Form TM-55 with a Pay Order / Bank Draft of Rs. 1000 for search of one mark in one class only.

After the search of the Register, application is made on Form TM-1/TM-2 for one mark in one class with pay order / Bank Draft of Rs.2000/-

Acknowledgement Receipt by the Trade Mark Registry is issued to the applicant within 10-15 days.
Examination Report is generated after 3 months. If there are any objections on the applied trademark, they are communicated to the applicant immediately in the form of Show Cause Notice. The applicant is required to submit a reply within two months of the issue of Show Cause Notice.

If there are no objections application is published in the Trade Mark Journal. If no oppositions are filed to the published application within two months of the publication date of the relevant Trademark Journal, the application stands accepted, and s Demand Notice is then issued to the applicant requesting him/her to submit registration fee so that the registration Certificate may be issued.

On the receipt of the Registration fee, the Registration Certificate is issued.
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Where is the Trademark Registry located?

The Trade Marks Registry is located behind KDA Civic Center, Gushan-e-Iqbal, Karachi. Complete postal address is as follows:
Trade Marks Registry, Plot CD-3, Behind KDA Civic Center, Karachi.
Telephone numbers are +92 21 9923 1752, 9923 2050, 9923 1002.
Fax number is +92 21 9923 1001
Email address is TMR@ipo.gov.pk.
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Are application forms filed in Karachi only?

Trade Mark application can also be filed at Lahore in the IPO-Pakistan Branch Office. At the following address:
IPO-Pakistan Branch Office, House No: 15, Block E-1, Shahrah-e-Imam Hussain (A.S), Gulberg III, (Near Qaddaffi Stadium), Lahore.
Tel: +92-42-99231981.
Fax: is +92-42-99231984.
Email: lahore@ipo.gov.pk.
Trade Mark application can also be filed at IPO Pakistan HQ’s at the following:
Address: House No. 23, Street 87, Ataturk Avenue (West), Sector G-6/3, Islamabad – Pakistan.
Tel: +92-51-9208581-2
Fax: +92-51-9208157.
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Can we get Trademarks Form from the Internet?

Trademarks: Classification of Goods and Services

Class

Goods

1 Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.
2 Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.
3 Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.
4 Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.
5 Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.
6 Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.
7 Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs.
8 Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.
9 Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire-extinguishing apparatus.
10 Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.
11 Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.
12 Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.
13 Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
14 Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.
15 Musical instruments.
16 Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printers’ type; printing blocks.
17 Rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.
18 Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.
19 Building materials (non-metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
20 Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.
21 Household or kitchen utensils and containers (not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.
22 Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.
23 Yarns and threads, for textile use.
24 Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
25 Clothing, footwear, headgear.
26 Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.
27 Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).
28 Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.
29 Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.
30 Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice.
31 Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt.
32 Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.
33 Alcoholic beverages (except beers).
34 Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.

Services

35 Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.
36 Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs;real estate affairs.
37 Building construction; repair; installation services.
38 Telecommunications.
39 Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
40 Treatment of materials.
41 Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
42 Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
43 Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
44 Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.
45 Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals, personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

 

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