Pakistan Trademark Registration Guide



Pakistan is a rapidly developing country. Its economy has a strong service sector which accounts for more than half of GDP. Other important industries include textiles, food processing and the iron and steel industries.



The simultaneous establishment of IPO-Pakistan and empowerment of the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) and the Pakistan Customs in 2005 is testimony to Pakistan’s commitments towards strengthening IPR enforcement in the country. However, IP awareness in Pakistan is low. In order to enhance general public awareness, IPO-Pakistan has spearheaded numerous seminars and programs across the country.


Overview of our services in Pakistan:

Trademark Registration and Prosecution

Trademark Search and Watch

Opposition and cancellation actions

Trademark Renewal


IP Authority

Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan)


Main Trade Mark Legislation

Pakistan Trade Mark Ordinance 2001

Pakistan Trade Mark Rules 2004



Paris Convention

TRIPS Agreement


Multi-Class Application

Not available. A separate application is required for each class.


Series Mark Application



Approx. Time Frame of a Straightforward Application

At least 24 months.


Opposition Period

2 months from the publication date.


Filing Requirements

Applicant’s name

Applicant’s address

Country of incorporation

Specimen of mark

Specification of goods / services

Power of Attorney


Registrable unconventional trademarks

3-Dimensional mark (subject to qualifications)

Colour mark

Sound mark


Term of Registration

10 years from the date of registration.


Non-Use Period for Cancellation

5 years


Renewal Term

10 years from the renewal date of the registration.


Border Enforcement by Customs Official



All information provided by LJ Vernus in this document is provided as a source of general information. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, it should not be treated as the basis for formulating formal decisions without professional advice.