Intellectual Property (IP)

US Consulate Launches IPR Toolkit Created by AFMalik Law

The Intellectual Property Rights Course & Toolkit for Business Incubators in Punjab, developed by the AFMalik Law Partners, Advocate Ammara Farooq Malik and Barrister Ahmad Farooq Malik, was launched on 26th April, 2019 at the US Consul General’s Residence on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day 2019. Ms. Colleen Crenwelge, US Consul General distributed copies of the IPR Tool Kit amongst the public and private sector business, venture… Read More »US Consulate Launches IPR Toolkit Created by AFMalik Law

AFMalik Law conducts Focus Group Discussion on IPR

On 15th April, the AFMalik Law Partners conducted a Focus Group Discussion at the US Consulate to discuss their upcoming IPR Tool Kit. The Intellectual Property Rights Course & Tool Kit for Punjab Incubators was created by the Partners Advocate Ammara Farooq Malik and Barrister Ahmad Farooq Malik under a PUAN USEF grant. Present on the occasion were: IPR Tool Kit Leads: Ms. Ammara Farooq Malik         Attorney, AFMalik & Co.… Read More »AFMalik Law conducts Focus Group Discussion on IPR

Meaning of Copyright in Pakistan

Copyrights Barrister Ahmad Farooq Malik, Partner AFMalik Law. The meaning of Copyright is well illustrated in section 3 of the Copyright Ordinance, 1962, as an ‘exclusive right’ by virtue of the use of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic or cinematographic works and examined further through examples as covered by the Ordinance. The State v Muhammad Amin Haroon & Others, explains what is meant by a copyright in the following words: “In… Read More »Meaning of Copyright in Pakistan

Business Process & IP

By Ammara Farooq Malik, Partner AFMalik Law. Though a one size fit for all is not possible, however a general guideline can be provided on when and where the intellectual property must be registered in the process of business formation. Business process and IP in each step: Step 1:                  Inception of idea for business Action Item:       Read up on IRR or engage an IP lawyer/ expert. Many business owners feel… Read More »Business Process & IP

Patents’ Registration in Pakistan

Barrister Ahmad Farooq Malik, Partner AFMalik Law. Patents ‘A patent for an invention is grant of exclusive rights to make, use and sell the invention for a limited period of 20 years. The patent grant excludes others from making, using, or selling the invention. Patent protection does not start until the actual grant of a patent. A patent cannot be obtained on a mere idea or suggestion. Patent applications are… Read More »Patents’ Registration in Pakistan

Benefits of IPR registration for businesses in Pakistan & Abroad

by Ammara Farooq Malik, Partner AFMalik Law. While advising businesses expanding in Pakistan or Pakistani businesses planning to export their goods or services beyond Pakistan, it is essential to focus on one of the basic areas of business law that protect your business’ identity, integrity and ensures a uniform standard to your customers and clients: Intellectual Property Laws. [1] In this article we will discuss the advantages and benefits registering… Read More »Benefits of IPR registration for businesses in Pakistan & Abroad

Intellectual Property Rights in Pakistan

By Barrister Ahmad Farooq Malik, Partner AFMalik Law. Intellectual Property is the type of property which emanates from human intellect. Typically, the word ‘property’ denotes something that is tangible and is either money or money’s worth e.g. land, car, clothes etc. However, IP is the form of property which starts in an intangible form and is subsequently transformed into a tangible form e.g. idea for a logo drawn onto a… Read More »Intellectual Property Rights in Pakistan