ISLAMABAD: The Mental Property Organisation of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) will begin one-window operations in Karachi from March 31 to facilitate stakeholders in Mental Property Rights (IPR) associated issues.
Addressing a press convention, Chairman IPO-Pakistan Shahid Rashid stated on Tuesday that each one the three registries together with logos, patent and copyrights have been housed in a single constructing to facilitate companies.
IPO-Pakistan’s web site, launched on Dec 29, 2016, has enabled the general public quick access for IPR associated info in addition to on-line submitting of purposes referring to patent, industrial designs, copyrights and logos.
The chairman introduced that the primary ever Nationwide IPR Technique is within the remaining stage of session with stakeholders. Two periods have already been held in Islamabad and Karachi and the ultimate seminar is being held in Lahore on March 20, 2017.
The Nationwide IPR Technique can be introduced to the Cupboard for approval. He stated IPO-Pakistan has additionally finalised Geographical Safety Invoice after due session. The invoice is more likely to be enacted within the tenure of the present parliament.
Mr Rashid additionally apprised the media concerning the forthcoming go to of the delegation of State Mental Property Workplace (SIPO) of China on March 21-22 this yr. It’s anticipated that a memorandum of understanding may also be signed between IPO-Pakistan and SIPO-China in the course of the stated go to to reinforce cooperation for the promotion of IPR in each the 2 nations.
The chairman additionally introduced that World Mental Property Day will probably be celebrated in Pakistan on April 26.This yr’s theme is “Improvements – enhancing lives”.
Revealed in Daybreak, March fifteenth, 2017
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