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What is the law under which the Patent protection is granted in Pakistan?
The Patents Ordinance, 2000 deals with the mechanism of Patent protection in Pakistan.
What are the types of Patent protection in Pakistan?
Process Patent and Product Patent are the two types of Patent protection in Pakistan.
What is the Patentable subject matter in Pakistan?
In Pakistan, any invention which satisfies the conditions of originality, novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability, subjects to Patentability.
What are the types of Patent Applications in Pakistan?
The following are the types of Patent Applications in Pakistan: Non-Convention Application Convention Application Divisional Application Patent of Addition
What is the term for Patent protection?
The Patent of invention lasts for 20 years in Pakistan.
What are the documents and information required at the time of filing the Patent application?
The following information and documents are required to file the Patent application in Pakistan: Power of Attorney Priority Document with required translation The applicant’s name and address and nationality Provisional specification or complete specification with description, claims, abstract and drawings. Incorporate Certificate, with required translation Home/Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation Copy of inventor’s passport International Search Report(ISR), in case of PCT International Preliminary Examination Report(IPER), in case of PCT
What is the time frame for examination from the date of application?
The time frame for examination is 12 months approximately from the date of application.
What is the time frame for publication from the date of acceptance?
The time frame for publication is 1 month approximately from the date of acceptance.
When can an opposition be raised against a Patent application in Pakistan?
In Pakistan, an opposition against a Patent application can be raised at the pre-grant stage within 4 months approximately from the date of publication.
What permissible amendments could be made to a Patent in Pakistan?
The following are the permissible amendments: Clarifying the invention without resulting in varying the scope of invention. Substantial amendments to claims. Substantial amendments to descriptions.
What is the time frame for payment of Annuities before the due date?
There is no priority date for payment of Annuities.
What are the documents required at the time of filing the recordal application for a Patent?
The documents required are as follows:
1. CHANGE OF NAME/LEGAL FORM/ADDRESS Certified copy of extract from the Registrar of Companies with required translation Power of Attorney.
2. ASSIGNMENT: Deed of Assignment Power of Attorney.
3. MERGER: Deed of Merger Power of Attorney.
4. LICENSE: License Agreement Power of Attorney.
How long does it take for a Patent to be granted in Pakistan?
In Pakistan, it takes around 4-5 years approximately for a Patent to be granted.