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information and is not intended to provide legal or other
advice. We strongly recommend taking professional legal
advice relating to the registration of intellectual property
and it's protection under the relevant laws.
The Registered Design Ordinance, 2000 will govern applications
for registration of the designs in Pakistan. Under this law
registration has to be sought and granted by class. The fourth Schedule to the rules
prescribes fourteen classes based on the composition of
articles to which the design is intended to be applied.
An applicant is entitled to claim priority date of the
application filed in Paris Convention or in any of the member
country of the WTO (World Trade Organization) provided the
application in Pakistan is made "within six months from the
application for protection in that country". A certified copy
of the application, on which the priority is based, should be
included at the time of filing the Pakistan application or is
required to be filed within three months along with a request
for an extension of time. No legalization is required. If the
publication of the design is in a language other than English,
the Patent Office requires filing an English translation of
the publication in addition to the original publication.
However, Pakistan is not a contracting country of PCT.
An application requires six representations of each aspect of
the design to be registered in Pakistan. The representations
may be drawings or photographs of the design. Photographs
should not be of a size less than 5"x4".
Each representation of the design, whether to be applied to a
single article or to a set, must be upon stout paper (not
cardboard) of size 13"x8" and must appear upon one side only
of the paper, with the figures or views executed or mounted in
an upright position on the sheet, i.e., with the top of the
represented article towards the 8" edge of the sheet.
The purpose of representation is to present an accurate and
complete picture of the shape or configuration, pattern or
ornament of the article when the design has been applied. The
different views forming the representations should, therefore,
not only show the article closely and accurately but also be
sufficient in number and of such a character as to leave no
doubt as to the article's precise and complete shape,
configuration, pattern or ornament. Where the novelty of the
design lies in its shape or configuration, a perspective view
should always be included and where it is desirable or
necessary, to include more than one perspective view. When the
shape or configuration of the article cannot be properly
appreciated from a perspective view, drawings, in plan or
elevation, may also be given.
Copyright in a registered design exists initially for a period
of ten years either from the date of filing of the application
in Pakistan or from the priority date if any.
The initial period of 10 years of copyright in a registered
design may be extended for two further periods, each of ten
THE FOURTH SCHEDULE OF DESIGN
CLASSIFICATION OF GOODS:
Articles composed wholly of metal or in which metal
Books and bookbinding of all materials.
Articles composed wholly of India rubber, wood, bone, ivory,
papier-mâché, celluloid, backlite, or like substances, or of
materials in which such substances predominate (except
articles included in Class 10).
Articles composed wholly of glass, earth ware, or porcelains,
clay (burnt or baked) or cement or in which such materials
Articles composed wholly of paper, cardboard, millboard, or
straw-board (except articles included in Class 2, and paper
hangings), or in which such materials predominate.
Articles composed wholly of leather or in which leather
predominates, not included in other classes.
Carpets, rugs and floor coverings in all materials.
Boots, shoes and the like foot-wear.
Millinery and wearing apparel (except articles included in
Goods not included in other classes.
Printed or woven designs on textile goods (other than checks
Printed or woven designs on textile goods being checks or