KARACHI: A customs appellate bench of High Court of Sindh disposed of a petition along with contempt of court application filed by S.S. International against Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
When the contempt application came up for hearing, the respondent IPR department submitted eight Orders in Original (ONO) and said in the presence of ONO’s, the petitioner cannot seek remedy from the court.
The counsel from Franklin Law Associates representing the petitioner company submitted that the complaint were lodged later, rather the complaints were called by making emails. He showed the record and said ONOs were without jurisdiction. The counsel also said that petitioner/applicant would be seeking damages against the Pakistan Customs, IPR department.
He also informed the bench that when the complaints were disposed of only 3 boxes were detained by the respondents on ground that watches imported were counterfeit.
The IPR officials also submitted that they have also filed appeals before the Special Customs Appellate Tribunal.
The bench after this statement disposed of the contempt application directing the contesting sides to seek legal remedies available to them.