Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan

Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) was established as an autonomous body on April 8, 2005 under the administrative control of the Cabinet Division for integrated and efficient intellectual property management in the country. The Trade Marks Registry, Copyright Office and Patent Design Office became part of the new Organization under a unified and integrated management system. On July 25, 2016, the administrative control of IPO-Pakistan was transferred from Cabinet Division to Commerce Division. The major functions of the Organization, inter alia, include administer and coordinate all Government systems for protection and strengthening of Intellectual Property (IP); Manage all IP offices in the country; Create awareness about IP Rights; Advise Federal Government on IP Policy; Ensure effective enforcement of IP rights through designated IPR Enforcement Agencies (Police, FIA, and Pakistan Customs)....Read More

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the intellect for which an exclusive right is assigned to designated owners by law. Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the protections granted to the creators of IP, and include trademarks, copyright, patents, industrial design rights, Layout designs of integrated circuits, Geographical Indications and Plant Breeder’s Rights. The registration of IPRs are territorial and must be filed in each country where protection is sought. A patent or trademark in one country does not afford protection in another country. The following types of intellectual property rights protection are being offered / in-process in Pakistan:









2nd consultative session at Islamabad on 25th Janu ...

2017-01-25 To 2017-01-25

Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan has drafted a N......

IPR Enforcement Coordination Committee Meeting held in Islamabad on 28th December, 2016
2016-12-29

Enforcement of IP rights through designated law enforcement agencies i.e. Police, FIA......

Plant Breeders’ Rights Act Promulgated
2016-12-29

Draft Plant Breeders’ Rights Law prepared by IPO-Pakistan after extensive consultat......

12th Meeting of the IPO Policy Board was held on December 22, 2016
2016-12-28

12th Meeting of the IPO Policy Board was held in the Conference Room of NTC-HQs Build......