How To Register Trademark in Pakistan

A Trademark generally refers to a “brand” or “logo”. Trademark registration can also be obtained for a business name, distinctive catch phrases, taglines or captions. Properly used and promoted, a Trademark may become the most valuable asset of a business. Trademarks such as Coca Cola, HP, Canon, Nike and Adidas serve as an indication of origin of the goods as well as an indication of quality.

It is also essential to obtain trademark registration for the business name/trade name under the Trademarks Act. Registration of a company or business name under the Companies Act does not in itself give protection against others who might commence using identical or similar marks.

Trademark Registration Procedure

The procedure for trademark registration is as follows.

  1. The applicant applies for a Trademark Search by filling out TM Form 55 and giving the required Trademark. A search is then made by TMR Office to check if a trademark similar to the one being sought already exists.
    1. If a similar trademark doesn’t exist, the applicant can move on to the next step.
    2. If a similar trademark is already registered, applicant can give another Trademark for search by filling out another form.
    3. This trademark search is not mandatory, but is recommended by TMR office to avoid any disputes in the future with matching trademarks.
  1. After the search is made and does not result in finding a similar Trademark, applicant fills out the Application Form (TM Form 1 or TM Form 2, whichever applies) for the registration. Goods and services for which a trademark can be obtained are divided into several categories known as Classes, The application must contain:
    1. Prescribed Application Form (TM Form 1 or TM Form 2),
    2. 8 copies of clear reproduction of the Trademark (Word, Symbol, Logo, 3D features etc.),
    3. A list of goods and services for which the Trademark is being sought,
    4. Payment to the respective administrator (usually the Director General, IPO – Pakistan).
  1. An acknowledgment report is sent to the applicant within 15 days of application submission. The applicant is further notified regarding the application via an Examination Report within 3 months of application submission. If there is any objection regarding the Trademark, applicant is notified with a Show Cause notice to which the applicant must respond within 2 months and clarify all objections or the request will be cancelled.
  1. If there are no objections at this stage, the trademark is published in a monthly digital Journal
    1. The journal is available publicly, and anyone can view the trademarks which have been applied for registration.
    2. If some party has any objection against a trademark published in the journal, they can seek IPO’s action against it by filling out Form TM-5 or Form TM-8 (whichever applies to the case) to request the launch of an investigation.
    3. An applicant can submit their defence against opposition notice by filling out Forms TM-6 or TM-9 (whichever applies).
  1. If no objection is raised within 2 months of the journal publication, the applicant’s request for trademark registration is accepted, and they are instructed via a Demand Notice to pay the registration fee alongside TM Form 11 in order to receive a registration certificate.
  1. Registration certificate is issued once the final payment is made by the applicant.
  2. Applicant is responsible for the renewal of trademark every 10 years. Trademarks can be renewed by filling out TM Form 12 alongside making prescribed fee.


For further assistance, contact Raza & Associates (IP & Corporate Law Attorneys)


  1. – buy cheap propecia

  2. Order Azithromycin 250 Mg

  3. You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the article you
    write. The sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe.
    At all times follow your heart.

  4. Pharmacie Cialis Levitra Viagra

  5. great issues altogether, you just received a new reader.
    What might you recommend in regards to your submit that you
    just made a few days in the past? Any certain?

  6. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I
    am impressed! Extremely useful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information much.
    I was seeking this certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  7. Have you ever thought about creating an e-book or guest authoring on other websites?
    I have a blog based upon on the same information you discuss and would really like to have you share
    some stories/information. I know my readers would appreciate
    your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

  8. It’s amazing to go to see this site and reading the views of all friends regarding this piece of writing, while I am also keen of getting experience.

  9. I am really glad to glance at this website posts
    which contains lots of useful information, thanks for providing these statistics.

  10. I was more than happy to find this great site. I wanted to thank you for your time for
    this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely liked every little bit of it and I have you
    saved as a favorite to check out new things
    on your blog.

  11. Propecia Success Rates

  12. Canada Pharmacy Cialis Paypal

  13. – price for ivermectin tablets

  14. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice,
    keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back down the road.
    Many thanks quest bars quest bars

  15. Very good article. I absolutely appreciate this website.
    Stick with it! scoliosis surgery scoliosis surgery

  16. This is my first time visit at here and i am actually pleassant
    to read all at single place. cheap flights cheap flights

  17. This web site certainly has all of the info I wanted concerning
    this subject and didn’t know who to ask. ps4 ps4

  18. Generico Viagra Farmacia

  19. Amoxicillin And Dental Infections

  20. Order Online Fluoxetine Lovan With Next Day Delivery

  21. Viagra Very Fast Shipping

  22. Buy Accutane In London

  23. Viagra Super P Force

  24. Ou Acheter Cialis Generique

  25. Is Amoxicillin Associated Diarrhea Dose Related

  26. Cialis Original Gunstig Kaufen

  27. Simply desire to say your article is as amazing.
    The clearness to your submit is just cool and that i can assume you’re an expert in this subject.

    Fine along with your permission allow me to snatch your feed to
    stay updated with impending post. Thanks 1,000,000 and
    please carry on the rewarding work.

  28. raicaLanna Prix Du Cialis 10mg priligy dapoxetine review Illepleflork Andersson Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine Medical Center Boulevard Winston Salem NC

Leave Comments

Contact Us

Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday: day off