Intellectual property

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.
IP is divided into two categories:  Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs and Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works


A patent is a grant from the Government, which confers on the grantee, for a limited term of 20 years, the following acts, namely
When patents has been granted in respect of a product.
When the patents has been granted in respect of a process.


A trademark is a sign that individualizes the goods of a given enterprise and distinguishes them from the goods of others. It can be in the form of words, designs, letters, numerals or packaging, slogans, devices, symbols, etc

Industrial Designs

An industrial design is the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article, in other words, that part which makes the article attractive & appealing. It may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or surface of an article or two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or colours

Copyright Rights

Copyright deals with the protection of literary and artistic works. These include writings, music, and works of the fine arts, such as paintings and sculptures, and technology-based works such as computer programs and electronic databases.

IPO Pakistan

IPO-Pakistan has set for itself the following vision namely
“To put Pakistan on the IP map of the world as a compliant and responsible country by promoting and protecting intellectual property rights.”
The Mission Statement of IPO-Pakistan is as follows
“Integrating and upgrading IP infrastructure for improved service delivery; increased public awareness and enhanced enforcement coordination for achieving the goal of being an IP based nation.”

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