Honesty & Integrity

Intellectual Property Rights

Right to own property is recognized by every socio political and economic system of the world. Ownership of the property is a fundamental right in all systems of justice. Every system provides different types of warranty to ensure peaceful possession of property, tangible and intangible.

Intellectual Property includes a patent, industrial design, layout design of integrated circuits, copyright and related rights, service mark, trade mark, trade name, undisclosed information or trade secrets, traditional knowledge, geographical indications, technical know-how and ideas for new products and markets, including the commercial information about customer or any combination thereof

Modern world is confronted with five wars of globalization Illicit market for

  • Arms
  • Drugs
  • Money
  • Human beings
  • Intellectual Property
  • The international trade community adopted number of measures in order to curtail the violations of Intellectual Property Rights across the world.
  • These IP initiatives are led by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and also involve the World Trade Organization (WTO) Convention on IP rights.
  • The WTO agreement, covers IP issues i.e. Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
  • IPR violation is a barrier to foreign direct investment in Pakistan
Our Achievements
  • FIA has registered 1062 cases since 2005
  • Arrested more then 1363 IPRs violators
  • Recovery of 13.4 Million pirated CDs/DVDs and 227,420 pirated books
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Relevant Laws of IPR
  • Copyright Ordinance, 1962 (On FIA Schedule) Download
  • Registered Design Ordinance, 2000 (not on the Schedule of FIA)
  • Registered Layout-Design of Integrated Circuit Ordinance, 2000 (not on the schedule of FIA)
  • Patent Ordinance, 2000 (not on the Schedule of FIA)
  • Trademark Ordinance,2001 (not on the schedule of FIA)
  • Combating IPR crimes for the purpose of developing the local industries is one of the priorities set out by the Government of Pakistan
  • As a first step, IPO-Pakistan was created under Intellectual Property Rights Ordinance 2005.
  • Copy Right Ordinance 1962 was placed on the Schedule of FIA.
  • Enforcement of IPR Laws became essential.

Names of concerned courts of IPR cases

The concerned courts of IPR cases are:

  • Special Judge (Central)
  • Senior Civil Judge
  • Civil Judge
  • Judicial Magistrate
  • Allaqa Magistrate of the concerned districts

Primary Functions

The Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) was established as an autonomous body on 8th April, 2005 under the administrative control of the Cabinet Division for integrated and efficient intellectual property management in the country, The Trade Marks Registry, Copyright Office and Patent & Design Office became part of the Organization, inter alia, includes