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Understanding the Design Prosecution Procedure in Pakistan

What is the procedure for the registration of design in Pakistan?

The procedure for the registration of design is as follows:

Stage: 1- Design application filing:

An application for registration of a design can be filed alongwith prescribed fee and form at the Patent Office.

Stage: 2- Design Examination:

During the examination process, an application is checked for if all the conditions required for filling and design registration including the documents, details along with the application fees and format are met.

Stage: 3- Registration of a Design

The application which fulfil all the criteria during the examination process is registered and the applicant of the same enjoys the proprietor’s right of registered design.

Stage: 4- Publication of a Design

After the issue of certificate of registration, the registered design is published in the official Gazette.

What is the term of registered design in Pakistan?

The term of a registered design in Pakistan is 10 years from the date of registration. However, it can be extended to second and third period of 10 years (i.e. Total-30).

What is the time period for renewing the registration of design in Sri Lanka?

Registration of an industrial design may be renewed for two consecutive periods of ten years each, on an application made in this regard and payment of the prescribed fee.

Stage: 5- Opposition of Design

As per the Design Ordinance, registered Design is open to inspection at the Patent Office on and after the day on which the certificate of registration is issued

Sources:

Registered Designs Ordinance, 2000

http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/

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