Trademarks: Frequently Asked Questions
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.

  • 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.


    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.


    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 and email address is TMR@ipo.gov.pk.

    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.

    Can we get Trademarks Form from the Internet?

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


    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

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