Global Intellectual Property Center

Pakistan

Pakistan

Primary Sources

  • Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (January 1, 2006)
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1889 (1997)
  • Competition Act No. XIX of 2010 (2010)
  • Competition Commission of Pakistan Guidelines on the Assessment of Horizontal Mergers (2008)
  • Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1992 (1992)
  • Copyright Board (Procedure) Regulations, 1981 (1981)
  • Copyright Rules, 1967 (2002)
  • Customs Rules 2001 (2001)
  • Draft Geographical Indication Protection Bill, 2016 (updated version 1.2)
  • Economic Cooperation Organisation Trade Agreement (April 24, 2008)
  • Federal Investigation Agency Act, 1974 (Act No. VIII of 1975) (1975)
  • Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan Act, 2012 (2012)
  • Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 as amended by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Act No. II of 2007 (2007)
  • Patents (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act No. IX of 2010) (2010)
  • Patents (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act No. XXIV of 2016) (2016)
  • Patents (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002 (Ordinance No. XCV of 2002) (2002)
  • Patents Ordinance, 2000 (Ordinance No. LXI of 2000) (2002)
  • Penal Code (Act No. XLV of 1860) (2006)
  • Press, Newspaper, News Agencies and Books Registration Ordinance, 2002 (2002)
  • (Printing and Recording) Act 2011 Act XIII of 2011) (2011)
  • Registered Designs Ordinance, 2000 (2000)
  • Registered Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Ordinance, 2000 (2000)
  • The Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act, 2011 (Act No. IX of 2011) (2011)
  • The Arbitration Act, 1940 (Act No. X of 1940) (1955)
  • The Cigarettes (Printing of Warning) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002 (Ordinance No. LXXV of 2002) (2002)
  • The Cigarettes (Printing of Warning) Ordinance (LXXIII OF 1979) (1979)
  • The Companies (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. XVII of 1991) (1991)
  • The Companies (Amendment) Act, 1999 (Act No. V of 1999) (1999)
  • The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2009 (Ordinance No. I of 2009) (2009)
  • The Companies (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2002 (Ordinance No. CXXIII of 2002) (2002)
  • The Competition Ordinance, 2010 (Ordinance No. XVI of 2010) (2010)
  • The Copyright Ordinance, 1962 (Act No. XXXIV) (2000)
  • The Customs Act, 1969, (IV of 1969) as amended up to June 30, 2010 (2010)
  • The Federal Investigation Agency (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002 (Ordinance No. CIX of 2002) (2002)
  • The Motion Pictures (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002 (Ordinance No. CVIII of 2002) (2002)
  • The Motion Pictures Ordinance, 1979 Ordinance No, XLIII of 1979 (1979)
  • The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Act, 1973 (Act No. XXXII of 1973) (1973)
  • The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance, 2007 (Ordinance No. XXVII of 2007) (2007)
  • The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 (Ordinance No. XIII of 2002) (2002)
  • The Pakistan Names and Emblems (Prevention of Unauthorized Use) Act, 1957 (Act No. XXVIII of 1957) (1957)
  • The Pakistan National Council of the Arts Act, 1973 (Act No. LIX of 1973) (1973)
  • The Patents Rules, 2003 (2003)
  • The Recognition and Enforcement (Arbitration Agreements and Foreign Arbitral Awards) Act, 2011 (Act No. XVII of 2011) (2011)
  • Trade Marks Ordinance, 2001 (2001)
  • Trade Marks Rules, 2004 (2004)

Secondary Sources

  • A2K Network/Consumers International, “Pakistan”
  • Agro Chart (2015), “Pakistan. Agricultural Biotechnology Annual”, Sep 2015
  • Asad Baig and Sadaf Khan, “Expression Restricted: an Account of Online Expression in pakistan”
  • Ashfaq ur Rehman/Customnews (2016), Customs Preventive files interim charge sheet in Liquor smuggling case”, 7/14/2016
  • CNN (2015), “The backstreet labs feeding Pakistan’s fake drug trade”, 8/30/2015
  • Commercial Law Development Program (2016), ” Pakistan: IP Judicial Exchange Program”
  • Dawn (2015), “Uncontrolled Piracy”, 4/27/2015
  • Digital Right Foundation (2016), “”The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 – An Analysis””,
    June 2016
  • Farieha Aziz/Courting the Law (2016), “Internet Challenge”, 2/6/2016
  • Federal Board of Revenue/Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement (Pakistan Customs) website
  • GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN Ministry of Interior (2015), “”TENDER NOTICE – Supply of Branded IT Equipment and Licensed Software””
  • Government of Pakistan/Ministry of Communication (2013), “”Electronic Government Programme Request for Quotation (RFQ) For Supply License Software under the project titled “Computerization of Prime Minister’s Secretariat Phase-II
  • Gulf News (2016), “Pakistan is a hub of piracy for Bollywood films, says India’s CBFC chief”, 8/11/2016
  • Haamiz Ahmed/Propakistani (2016), “84% of Software Used in Pakistan is Illegal”, 5/26/2016
  • Harshad Hussein/Pakistan Today (2016), “Toothless copyright laws a bane for publishers in Pakistan”, 3/28/2016
  • InfoChange News (2012) FIA confiscates pirated software, computers of pharmaceutical company, 3/3/2012
  • INTIKHAB HANIF/Dawn.com (2015), “Amended Drug Act entails stricter penalties for violators”, 8/7/2015
  • IP Coster website, “IP Guide, Industrial Design Registration in Pakistan”
  • IPO Pakistan/Patent Servic, “Guidelines for filing Patent Application in Pakistan”
  • Karimulla Adeni/Dawn (2015), “IP Courts, are we ready for them”? , 11/16/2015
  • Khurran Gul Ghory, “Pakistan Anti-Counterfeit Committee Report”
  • Managing Intellectual Property (2012), “”New Use Patent Run Risk of Opposition””, Sep. 2012, 103-104
  • Managing Intellectual Property, “Patenting Life Sciences”, IP Focus, 9th Edition, 43-46
  • Mashhud/Customnews (2016), “Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Rules set to be notified in June”, 5/30/2016
  • Naeema Sadaf/Pakpat (2015), “Patentable subject matter and data protection: uncertainties remain”, IAM
  • NUST university, “IPO Office – Innovation and Commercialisation”
  • Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce (2016), “PAKISTAN: CUSTOMS, TAXES and DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS for IT PRODUCTS and SERVICES IMPORTS”, 8/10/2016
  • Owais Hassan Shaikh (2016), “Inside Views: Guilty As Charged? Pakistan And The Special 301 Reports”, IP Watch, 5/23/2016
  • Pakistan Advertisers Society (2014), “”Supporting the use of original content “Programming content” – Pirated or Original? Copyright issues in Pakistan
  • Pakistan Embassy to the US (2016), “IPR Toolkit – IPR Toolkit – Pakistan Trademarks and Geographical Indications”, March 2016
  • Pakistan Embassy to the US (2016), “IPR Toolkit – Pakistan Patents”, March 2016
  • PakPat (2013), Gene patent practice diverges from the US – Managing Intellectual Property, March 2013, 145
  • PakPat/Lexology (2016), “Patents in Pakistan: Lexology Navigator Q&A”
  • Patent Law in Pakistan Blog – Josh and Mak International, “Patent Law in Pakistan”
  • Protection of Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits in Pakistan (A Memorandum on Pakistan Registered Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Ordinance, 2000)
  • Raza Khan/Dawn (2016), “Controversial Cyber Cryme Bill Approved by NA”, 4/13/2016
  • Research Society of International Law of Pakistan (2016), “Understanding and Developing Pakistan’s Intellectual Property Law Framework”, October 2014
  • Saira Osman Batthy (2015), “Copyright Committee Report”, Asian Patent Attorney Association
  • SHAHZADA IRFAN AHMED/IP Watch (2013), “Global Pharma Companies See Battle For Survival In Pakistan”, 3/21/2013
  • SMEDA/WIPO (2009), “”An Introduction to Industrial Designs for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Pakistan””, Intellectual Property for Business Series
    No 2
  • Spruson & Ferguson (2014), “Patent Snapshot – Asia Pacific”, June 2014
  • The Agha Khan (2014), “University Policy on Intellectual Property Rights”, July 2014
  • The Express Tribune (2015), “Pakistan’s fake drugs markets sell medicines made of poison and brick dust: report”, 8/31/2015
  • The Express Tribune (2016), “Copyright infringement: CCP imposed a fine of Rs20million on a company that had copy the brand of another company”, 2/20/2016
  • The New York Times (2014), “Twitter Restores Access to ‘Blasphemous’ Tweets in Pakistan”, 6/18/2014
  • The News (2016), “Pakistan oceans away from plain packaging of tobacco”, 5/31/2016
  • The Newspaper’s staff reporter (2016), “Ex-employee of company held for ‘start-up fraud’, 6/2/2016
  • Umar Ghauri/Tribune International (2014), “65% consumer products sold in Pakistan are fake”, 9/2/2014
  • UNESCO/World Anti Piracy Observatory, “Pakistan”
  • US DoS (2016), “Investment Climate Statements for 2016”
  • Vellani&Vellani (2015), “Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights (Pakistan Customs) established”, 8/10/2015
  • Vellanii&Vellani/ILO (2016), “IP Tribunals established”, 2/1/2016
  • WIPO (2016), “Advisory Committee on Enforcement, Eleventh Session, Geneva”, WIPO/ACE/11/7, 9/5/2016
  • WIPO, “PATENT OPPOSITION SYSTEM IN PAKISTAN ALONG WITH STATISTICAL DATA REGARDING DOCUMENT SCP/14/5”
  • Zain Sheikh/Pakistan Constitutional Law, “Piracy of Copyright in Pakistan”
  • Zulfiqar Khan/Khursheed Khan & Associates, “Pakistan”, World Trademark Review