How to file a request for Patent Examination in Pakistan? - SSRANA

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How to file a request for Patent Examination in Pakistan?

In Pakistan an examination of a patent application is carried out automatically without a formal request being made. As per section 16 of the Patents Ordinance, 2000, the Controller shall refer to an examiner every application in respect of which a complete specification has been filed for making him a report in regard to the patentability of the invention and whether other requirements of the Ordinance and rules has been complied with.

The first examination report is generally issued within 14-18 months of the filing date of application in Pakistan.

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