Requirements for Filing International Application through Office of Origin (OO)
The applicants who wish to file an application for international registration of trademark under the Madrid Protocol in Pakistan, must be able to meet one of the following three standards;
- The applicant must be a national of Pakistan, or
- The applicant must be domiciled in Pakistan, or
- The applicant must have a real and effective business or commercial establishment in Pakistan
Along with all above mentioned standards, applicant must also have a national trade mark application filing number or registration number of trademark with Trade Marks Registry, Karachi. This national mark will be used as the basis of the international application. The international application will have the same trade mark as mentioned in the national trade mark application or registration; and the list of goods and services mentioned in the international application should be same with the basic mark. The applicant in the international application can designate more than one other member countries of the Madrid Protocol, where the applicant intends to protect his mark.
The International Application must be submitted on form MM 2 as per instructions attached therewith, Paper form, Email or Madrid E-filing. A gateway for submitting MM2 has been provided at the office website www.ipo.gov.pk or WIPO’s website………… The applicant has to pay Rs 5000/- as handling fee for an International Application, through the payment gateway provided for this purpose.