Copyright

Copyright Ordinance 1962 is the Copyright Law in Pakistan. The statute defines copyright under its section 3 as an exclusive right for a literary, dramatic, musical or a cinematographic work to use, sell, reproduce, adopt and publish it.  Copyright in Pakistan includes the following creative works:

  1. Literary works including Books, Computer programmes and software
  2. Artistic works like paintings, photographs and drawings
  3. Cinematographic works include movies, audio-visual works
  4. Record works which include sound recordings, musical works etc.

Following are the steps for Registration of Copyright in Pakistan:

  1. Filing of application
  2. Examination
  3. Publication in newspaper (Artistic Work only)
  4. Opposition, if any
  5. Issuance of Certificate by Registrar (Registration)

Intellectual Property Logium provides services for the protection of Copyright in Pakistan.

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