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Registration of industrial designs

APL IP attorneys provide advice, assistance, prepare and file applications for the registration on the following area of Intellectual property:-

What is an industrial design?

An industrial design is the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. The design may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or surface of an article, or of two dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color.

Industrial designs are applied to a wide variety of products of industry and handicraft: from technical and medical instruments to watches, jewelry and other luxury items; from house wares and electrical appliances to vehicles and architectural structures; from textile designs to leisure goods.

An industrial design is primarily of an aesthetic or visual nature, and does not relate to the technical features of an article.


Requirements for Registration of a Design

        Design should be new or original

        Designs are not new or original if they do not significantly differ from known designs or combination of design features.

        It should not be so registered in respect of any article if it is the same as a design which before the date of the application for registration has been registered in Pakistan.

        It should not be published anywhere in the world in respect of the same or any other article or differs from such a design only in immaterial details or in features which are variants commonly used in The trade.

        An application for the registration of a design must be made on a prescribed form

        It must be accompanied by the prescribed number of representations of the design

        Or the specimen of the article bearing the design and by the prescribed fee and affidavit in accordance with Rule 63B

        If it is desired to register the same design in more than one class, a separate application must be made in each class

Designs Laws of Pakistan

        Designs Ordinance 2000

        Registered Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Ordinance, 2000


Other IP

        Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits

        Plant Breeders Rights 

        Geographical Indications


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