Design Rectification

In Pakistan any person can file an application with Intellectual Property Organisation Pakistan (IPOP) for the rectification/annulment or cancellation of the registered design on any of the following grounds:

  • That the design has previously been registered in Pakistan
  • That the design has been registered in  any other country of the world
  • The deign is not registerable under the Design Ordinance
  • The design is not defined in the Design Ordinance
  • The Design is not new or novel

On an application for rectification, the interested parties are notified and the application is advertised in the Official Gazette. The opponent must file a notice of opposition within 2 months of the advertisement in the Official Gazette. The opponent then needs to file a written statement stating the facts, grounds on which he relies and the relief is sought.

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