Trademark Registration


“Trademark/Brand/Logo” means any mark capable of being represented graphically and capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings.

Specialized types of trademark include Collective Marks and Certification Marks. The law considers a trademark to be a form of intellectual property.

The IP rights in relation to a trademark may be established through actual use in the local market place or through registration of the mark with Trade Marks Registry of Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) which will provide a prima facie evidence in favor of the owner of the trademark.

A trademark registration is valid for ten years counting from the date of filing in the territory of Pakistan. The registration can be renewed for an unlimited number of successive ten year periods. In principle, a trademark can be protected for ever.

We provide all the services necessary to obtain and protect your trademarks.

  • Prosecution
  • Renewals
  • Infringement
  • Preparing and responding to cease and desist demands
  • Opposition / Counter
  • Complex Examinations
  • Assignments and Licenses
  • Merger and acquisition
  • Change of name and address
  • Trademark Search (Online) Officially with IPO Pakistan
  • Approx. Time Frame – 12 to 18 Months
Average process time for Services of Trade Mark Registry


Nature of office action

Average time 

(working days)


Issuance of Acknowledgement Receipt on filing application. This includes following steps:

Fifteen days


Issuance of 1st Examination Report on application.

Four months


Action on reply received from the applicant

Three months


Acceptance and subsequent publication on compliance of all legal requirements. 

Two months


Process time to decide an Opposition proceedings

It depends on case to case basis


Registration of Trade mark – where no opposition received. 

Six months


Issuance of Registration Certificate of trademark after publication from reception of Fee for Demand Notice

Three months


Trademark Search Report from request on form TM-55

Fifteen days


Miscellaneous requests where hearing is NOT required e.g.; 

  • Request for issuance of certified copy
  • Request for change of name, address, etc.
  • Request for duplicate certificate
  • Request for assignment / licence etc.

one months


Process time to decide invalidation / cancellation Proceedings

It depends on case to case basis



  • Sample of the mark/logo (logo can be upload in JPG)
  • Applicant/Owner Name and Nationality
  • Address
  • List of Goods/Services
  • Class
  • Period of use in Pakistan if any or it is proposed to be used
  • Color to be claimed if any
  • Form of Authorization (TM-48) (sample to be attached)
  • Signing person name, nationality and passport #
  • Priority country, date and number (for priority filing) 

Process of Registration in Pakistan 

  • Official Receipt and trademark number is allotted to the applicant at the time of filing application; 
  • Acknowledgement Receipt is issued to the applicant within 10-15 days of filing an application; 
  • Examination Report is generated after 3/6 months of filing an application. If there are any objections on the applied trademark, they are communicated to the applicant or their legal representative in the form of a Show Cause Notice. The applicant is required to submit a reply within two months from the date of issuance of a Show Cause Notice; extension of time is possible for any valid reason. 
  • If there are no any further objections, or hearing the application will be accepted for publication in the Trade Marks Journal. If no oppositions are filed to the published application within two months from date of publication, the application stands finally accepted and Demand Notice is issued to the applicant requesting him/her to submit registration fee amounting to Rs. 9,000/- in form of a pay order/ bank draft in the name of Director General IPO-Pakistan for issuance of the Registration Certificate; and on the receipt of registration fee, the Registration Certificate is issued by the Registrar of Trademarks.