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IPO-PAKISTAN HAS FINALIZED DRAFTS FOR UPDATED LAWS FOR PATENT AND COPYRIGHT

2018-09-12

ISLAMABAD, September 12, 2018: Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) has finalized drafts of updated laws for Patent and Design to be submitted to the Parliament after consultation with the stakeholders. It was stated by Mr. Muhammad Irfan Tarar Director General IPO-Pakistan while addressing in a meeting with representative of US Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and US Embassy Islamabad. A meeting was held at IPO Head Office Islamabad between senior management of IPO-Pakistan and the aforesaid representatives.

The Director General thanked CLDP and Pakistani Attorneys of their help and support in updating these laws. He further explains the measures taken in recent past to upgrade IPRs protection and enforcement mechanism. He also reiterated significance of balanced IP system in Pakistan and opportunities for overseas investors in the country.

The CLDP delegation admires the efforts of IPO-Pakistan in raising IPRs awareness level in the country about IPRs and uplifting its protection through coordination with national enforcement agencies.