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Secretary Commerce shows unflinching support of Commerce Ministry to IPO-Pakistan
KARACHI, August 2, 2017: In a bid to provide complete support to IPO-Pakistan, Secretary Commerce, Mr. Muhammad Younus Dagha on Wednesday August 2, 2017 expressed the resolve to solve all the issues faced by the organization, working under the umbrella of Ministry of Commerce.
The secretary, who visited the IPO-Pakistan’s Registries of Trademarks, Patent and Copyrights, was briefed in depth about the working of IPO-Pakistan offices and highlighted the problems faced by them. Director General, Mr. Muhammad Irfan Tarar, Executive Director, Mr. Muhammad Naseer and other senior officers of IPO-Pakistan were also present.
The secretary was apprised that IPO-Pakistan’s office were functioning in two separate buildings, one in a rental while other is in the building own by Ministry of Commerce. It was proposed that the offices of the registries brought together in same building which was lying vacant.
Mr. Mohammad Younus Dagha promised to settle all the issues and said that IPO-Pakistan being an important organ of the ministry of commerce should work to improve its service delivery.
He was of the view that efforts should be made to increase the number of registrations in patents, trademarks and copyrights. He also suggested that fee structure of registration should be increased adding that laws of IPO-Pakistan needs upgradation in order to bring up with the world IP bodies.