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The firm also specialises in intellectual property matters and provides services in the following fields and acts for a number of foreign corporations and associates in intellectual property matters such as:

Patents
Consultancy services in relation to Patent provided by the firm include searches with respect to patentability of new inventions, searches and opinions regarding the validity and scope of previously issued patents, and infringement investigations to determine if an article or process infringes a valid patent.

The firm also offers comprehensive services in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications, oppositions and infringement litigation.

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Designs
The firm offers comprehensive services in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications, oppositions and infringement litigation.

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Trade Marks
The firm serves its clients in every phase of the adoption and protection of trade marks and certification marks. This includes the carrying out of searches at the Trade Marks Registry for clearance and determining registrability of the mark, the preparation of trade mark applications and the representation of the client through every step of the process leading to the grant of registration.

Following registration, the firm advises clients of the date of each renewal and being recorded at the Trade Marks Registry as the address for services for the client for the mark, the firm receives for and forwards to the client all communications received from the Trade Marks Registry. These communications include notices informing the client that its mark has been cited by the Trade Marks Registry in an application for the registration of another mark. Where required the firm also conducts a review of all marks which have been initially approved by the Trade Marks Registry in order to identify possible conflicts with the marks of its clients. These watch services afford an opportunity to oppose registration of conflicting marks which could damage a client's rights and also serve to detect possible infringements.

The firm provides a full range of legal services in trade mark infringements, including litigation services.

The new Trade Marks Ordinance 2001 has now come into force with the publishing of the Trade Marks Rules 2004.

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Copyright
Services offered to clients in the copyright field include infringement reviews, counseling and litigation, registration for all types of works. The firm represents both domestic and foreign copyright owners.

The presence of the Copyright Office in Karachi, allows the firm to quickly file to register and protect the copyrights of its clients or research the facts behind an infringement claim.

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Internet Domain Names
Internet Domain names has gained importance in recent years with the rapid growth of the Internet. The firm provides assistance in registration of Internet Domain Names under the .PK domain as well as services with regards to use of clients Trade Marks as Domain Names under the .PK domain.

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Licensing of Intellectual Property Rights and Transfers of Technology
Foreign and domestic licensing and assignment of various rights including patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright and "know-how" constitute an important service to the firm's clients and are referred to generally as "technology transfers".

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Franchising
Services offered to clients in relation to franchising include advice relating to the setting up, operation and management of franchises in Pakistan, the licensing requirements, the protection of intellectual property rights, investments and foreign exchange regulations, taxation and other regulatory requirements, as well as issues regarding real estate and monopolies, and in this connection draftinf of franchise, trademark and distributor/license agreements and leasing agreements.

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