TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN PAKISTAN
WHAT IS TRADEMARK?
A trademark is a symbol, word, or sign that is legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product.
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Why is Trademark Registration in Pakistan Important?
In Pakistan, registration and protection of trademarks is regulated under the Trademarks Ordinance, 2001 and it extends to whole of Pakistan. When the trademark is registered by the registrar, you are the legal owner for the respective trademark.
Who can be the owner of the trademark?
Any company, individual or the business can be the owner of the trademark.
Usage of trademarks:
A symbol that identifies the brand owner of a particular product or a service provider is called trademark. It can be used by others under licensing agreements; for example, a toothbrush manufacturing company obtained a license to produce dental supplies. The unauthorized usage of trademarks by producing and trading counterfeit consumer goods is known as brand piracy. The owner of a trademark may take legal action against trademark infringement. Most countries require formal registration of a trademark as a precondition for pursuing this type of action.
Signs of the trademarks:
To indicate the trademark claim, companies designate the following symbols:
- Using the trademark symbol after a logo or phrase alerts competitors that you have claimed this symbol or phrase as your own, but you don’t have to have even formally apply for it.
- Only trademarks that have been officially granted by the Trademark office can use the symbol, which stands for registered trademark.
- Companies that sell services, not products, have the option to use the service mark logo, but most use the ™ instead for simplicity.
Our Procedure of Trademark Registration In Pakistan:
Trademark procedure is cumbersome but, Naz Intellectual Services have all the solutions for your problems. We help you in each process to smooth out the registration process. After detailed examination, trademark is then advertised for two months. It is a period in which third parties are allowed to oppose registration. If it is not opposed, the trademark is then registered and is notified in writing. The trademark is then in entered in the Pakistani Official Journal of Trade Marks (POJTM) and one can also be able to find it listed in Pakistani Trade Mark Search.
No doubt that a trademark is issued for the life of a company or product, businesses do need to guard against phrases becoming generic. This typically happens over time when people use a company’s product name to mean all products or processes like it. To continue to claim that trademark, those companies need to notify people who misuse the term to stop.
Benefits of trademark registration:
Once a trademark is registered, the owner receives the following main benefits:
- A notice of claim to any other businesses thinking of using the same symbol or word as its trademark
- A legal presumption of ownership, which can help fend off would-be users.
- The exclusive right to use the claimed trademark usage.
How To Register A Trademark In Pakistan?
For every business owner Pakistan, whether you have a restaurant, a small café, a grocery shop or if you have launched a cosmetic brand or online business where you provide your services, it is necessary to make sure that you have intellectuals right by registering your identity or brand through trademark.
Naz Intellectuals Services is helping business owners with its best services in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad or any city in Pakistan. Most of the people in Pakistan are not aware of how important trademark for a business is, and how to register a brand’s trademark.
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IPO (Intellectual Property Organization) Of Pakistan has taken significant steps through TMR (Trade marks Registry) to upgrade the existence of Trademark services in Pakistan and enlarge the scale of IPO’s regional operational services at Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore. It is very important to know the significance of a trademark registration in any business you own, and he owner should also be aware of how to protect this right.
Those who are new to this industry and have recently started their small business can also get their trademark register easily. NAZ Intellectuals is the best solution to fulfil your needs for filing a proper legal application for a trademark registration in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi or all over the Pakistan, because we have highly experienced team of of Legal Attorneys especially trained for this purpose to solve all matters legally related to NTN registration or trademark registration.
TRADE MARK REGISTRATION SERVICE IN PAKISTAN
In this fast changing world the needs and preferences of the individuals are changing. Everyone is driven towards innovation and wants to conduct a hassle free business. The procedures and policies involved if you want to register your product or your business because in case of non registration the owner can be held accountable by the law.
Therefore, Naz intellectual service is pleased to offer you its hassle free registration services. Registration is very essential for your business in order to avoid the copyright issues and become a brand which the customers are able to trust.
In order to start your business in Pakistan you can have all the resources you need. But if you don’t have your license then your business is at serious threats of being questioned by the law or pay hefty amount to the government of Pakistan. Thus, Naz intellectual services is aware of your stress and has a skilled team which can register your food trademark’s business.
Once the registration process is done , you will receive the license and can conduct business smoothly. Food trademark registration in Pakistan is highly essential and whether you want to sell ketchup, sauces, spices or any other food item you can book your appointment today and avail the hassle free services which can help you to start your business legally.
If you are starting your own food business you need to be sure that the very first step is of registration to get your brand copyright, trade mark, and registration of your food product.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE TO REGISTER A TRADEMARK IN PAKISTAN?
The Process of trademark registration usually takes about eighteen months of time period which include the process of filing of application for registration and till you get your trademark registration certificate is issues.
INFRINGEMENT OF TRADE MARKS
Trademark infringement is the illegal/unauthorized use of a trademark on goods and/or services in a way that is likely to create confusion, or mistake about the original source of the goods or service. Section 39 and 40 of the Trade Marks Ordinance 2001 says that if any individual person, or company, uses the trademark which is identical to the goods or services for which that mark has been registered, it shall be deemed to be the infringement of the trademark under Section 40.
ACTION FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT
Section 46 provides different remedies for trademark infringement in Pakistan:
- Accounts; or
- Any other remedies which are available to the person having some other property rights.
PLACE WHERE THE SUIT HAS TO BE INSTITUTED
According to Section 117 of the Trade Marks Ordinance 2001, suit for the purpose of redressal of grievance caused as a result of infringement of any trade mark is required to be filed before District Court.