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Trademark Law in Pakistan

Registration of Trademarks in Pakistan

Trademarks Laws of Pakistan

This overview of trademark laws of Pakistan lists down various steps involved in registration of a trademark in Pakistan . These brief notes are for general guidance only and should not be taken as a substitute for a thorough and professional legal advice.

Definition of Trademark under the Trademarks Ordinance, 2001 Pakistan:
“Trademark means any mark capable of being represented graphically which is capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings.”

Registration of Trademarks & IPO Pakistan

Registrar of trademarks in Pakistan , appointed under section 7 of the Ordinance and trademark registry, established under section 9 of the Ordinance work under the administrative control of Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan.

Steps for Registration of Trademarks in Pakistan
The following steps are involved for registration of Trademarks in Pakistan:

Search before filing of Application
Filing of Application
Preliminary Examination
Final order for Publication
Printing in Trademarks Journal
Opposition Procedure
Issuance of Registration Certificate

Trademarks Related Statutes of Pakistan

Trademarks Ordinance, 2001
Trademark Rules, 2004
Objectives of the Trademarks Ordinance, 2001 of Pakistan:

Amend and consolidate laws relating to trademarks and unfair competition in Pakistan
To provide for registration of trademarks in Pakistan
To provide for better protection of trademarks in Pakistan

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