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In Pakistan, The Patents Ordinance, 2000 deals with the mechanism of Patent Protection.

Process Patent and Product Patent are the two types of Patent Protection.

The following are the types of Patent Applications:

  • Non-Convention Application.
  • Convention Application.
  • Divisional Application
  • Patent of Addition.

The Patent of invention lasts for 20 years in Pakistan.

The Time Frame for Examination from the Date of Application is 12 months approximately and the Time Frame for Publication from the Date of Acceptance is 1 month approximately.

An Opposition against a Patent Application can be raised in Pakistan at the pre-grant stage, which is usually within 4 months approximately from the Date of Publication.

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