Mumtaz Gul Advocate High Court of Sindh

Mumtaz is working in Vellani for over two decades and is now a Senior Associate and has vast experience and specializes in the area of Intellectual Property rights and has been actively involved in protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in relation to trademarks, copyright and domain names.  Mumtaz specialises in acquisitions and recordals, and her experience particularly includes drafting, finalising and filing of the documents/requests relating to the Recordals (assignments, mergers, change of names, addresses and registered users of trademark matters).  Nevertheless, she handles matters relating to third party conflicts, including processing and prosecuting of trade mark applications, oppositions, rectifications/cancellations, infringements and all other related matters.  She has also participated in contentious proceedings before the Trade Marks Registry and Copyright Board.

She is enrolled as an advocate with the Sindh Bar Council and is a member of the Karachi Bar Association and of the Pakistan Industrial & Intellectual Property Rights Association (PIPRA) and a member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA).  She is also a member of Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and a member of International Trademarks Association (INTA) (based on firm’s membership).

  • Advocate High Court of Sindh - 2018
  • Karachi Bar Association - 2003
  • Master of Arts (International Relations): University of Karachi - 2012
  • Master of Laws: S.M. Law College, Karachi - 2005
  • Bachelor of Laws: S.M. Law College, Karachi - 2002

Intellectual Property Matters:

  • Recordals and transactions of local and international clients.
  • Opinions on Intellectual property rights covering trademarks, copyrights and domain names.
  • Trademarks oppositions, rectifications and cancellation proceedings, before the Trade Marks Registry.
  • Prosecution of applications, handling show cause notices and advise/opinion on registration of trademarks, geographical indications, disclaimers on trademarks and their effect on the exclusivity of trademarks and other related issues.
  • Copyright registration application, prosecution and handling objections, filing oppositions and rectifications at the Copyright Office, Pakistan and advises on copyright infringement, possible recourse and other related issues.
  • Trademark search covering availability and advising on registrability of the mark and covering other aspects of proposed marks.
  • Advised clients on IP litigation, sending cease and desist letters, preparing, filing and pursuing court actions for IP infringement, passing off and unfair competition.
  • Appeared before the Registrar of Trademarks and the Registrar of Copyrights as well as the IP Tribunals for hearings related to trademarks and copyright matters.