Joined as an Assistant Associate in December 2011, Minhaj deals with the matters
at the Pakistan Patent & Design Office (including Searches, Filing of New
Applications, Examinations and Responses, Oppositions, Restoration, Assignments,
Change in Name/Address etc.). Additionally, he deals with various Chemical, Mechanical,
Pharmaceutical Patents and Designs in Pakistan. Before joining the firm, Minhaj worked
as Assistant Manager in well-known Textile Corporation.
legal remedy as embodied in the present Patents Ordinance 2000. The work
entrusted by foreign companies to us in Pakistan is moving forward to their
satisfaction and we have not, as yet, received any complaint whatsoever.
Awareness to Local Clients for Filing Patent
and Design Application:
and developed interest to file Patent and Design Applications in IPO. This was done by meeting with the clients in the Textile, Pharmaceutical and Engineering
fields. Their research was safeguarded by the filing of new applications.
Registration of Local Client Cases
Helped local clients
to file applications overseas to get their inventions secured under their
territory. Four applications filed under Pakistan priority have been
granted internationally and they are well recognized and quoted in different
IPO seminars in Pakistan.
Amendment in Patents Ordinance 2000
and advised on the amendments in the Patents Ordinance 2000, as asked by the
IPO to make it clear and to make it in accordance with the present practice of
Patent and Design Office.
Since joining the firm, only six opposition
cases were filed against one of the clients at the Pakistan Patent Office and Minhaj represented the client in those
cases at the Pakistan Patent Office.
More than twenty cases for Assignments of the
Client were successfully dealt.