Patent requirements


Pakistan patent application requirements and general information

1.- Filing information – Pakistan Patent

– Patent Filing service form.
– Patent specifications (abstract, description, claims and drawings) in English and in Word format.
– Copy of any amendment made to the patent specifications if it applies.
– Copy of the priority document, if it applies.
– Payment upfront.
– Power of attorney signed. The template of this document will be sent once the service request is confirmed.

2.- Other information

– Priority: Pakistan is not a member of the PCT. In order to claim priority has to be done within 12 months from the filing date of the earliest priority date.
– Examination: The substantive examination is carried out automatically without a formal request being made. The first examination report is issued within 18 months of the application date.
– Patent Grant: The payment of 3. Patent Grant fees must be paid within 4 months from the publication date. Once the patent certificate is issued we will forward it to the client.
– Maintenance: Maintenance fees must are paid after granting and starting from the fifth year of the patent term and are paid in advance at the beginning of the fourth year.
– Patent term: 20 years from the date of filing of the application.


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