Erum Rasheed Advocate

Erum joined the firm in October 2013 and has since then been primarily involved in matters relating to intellectual property including Patents and Design.

  • Bachelor of Laws, Sindh Muslim Law College - 2019
  • Master of Science (Biochemitry), University of Karachi - 2011
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), University of Karachi - 2010


  • Drafted patent applications, and handled the daily patent and design prosecution matters of these and applications drafted by others before the Intellectual Property Office
  • Counseled clients regarding the patentability of their designs, and the scope of patent protection that they may be afforded under current patent laws
  • Educated inventors regarding patenting limitations such as prior art, novelty, and non-obviousness
  • Supervised and directed paralegals in daily tasks, including preparing patent assignments and filings with the Intellectual Property Office

Opposition and Cancellation:
  • Assisted various client with the matters of opposition of patent and cancellation of design
  • Drafted numerous patent opposition 
  • Represented multinational companies before the Intellectual Property Office in the opposition proceedings 

  • Assisting senior counsel of the firm in litigation

Special Technical Fields:
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals + Life science
  • Mechanical

Past work experience:
Erum worked as a Research Assistant (Biochemist) in the INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES University of Karachi on the Survey Project “Biomedical Studies & IPR (Intellectual property rights) Documentation of Medicinal Plants used in the Treatment of Women Disease in Sindh”


  • Pakistan Industrial and Intellectual Property Rights Associate (PIPRA)
  • AIPPI (Standing Committee Member of Design Committee)