Directorate General IPR celebrates World IPR Day

KARACHI: Directorate General IPR, along with all the three Directorates of IPR including Nyma Batool, Muneeb Sarwar and Mubashir Baig,  celebrated The World IPR DAY, along with the rest of the World, on 26 April 2021. In line with WIPO program;the Directorate of IPRE is playing a critical role of… Continue reading

Customs appellate tribunal sets aside ONO Appeal filed by Swift Trade International

KARACHI: The Special Customs Appellate Tribunal set aside an Order in Original passed by Additional Collector of Customs (Adjudication) against Swift Trade International which imported empty perfume bottles along with plastic caps and  paper boxes inscribed  with well known trade marks as well as trade description  “Made in France” from… Continue reading

Pakistan Customs unveils uniforms for PCS officers on World Customs Day

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs unveiled the uniform for the officers of the service on the occasion of World Customs Day in Karachi. This is for the first time that PCS officers will be wearing uniforms. Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh was the chief guest. Adviser to… Continue reading

OICCI announces the results of the Intellectual Property Rights Survey 2019

Karachi: Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) today announced the key findings of its latest Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Survey. The OICCI 2019 IPR survey highlighted that IPR protection continues to be of high importance for the business community of Pakistan, whereas there is need for better appreciation… Continue reading

SHC decrees suit against Intellectual Property Rights Directorate of Pakistan Customs

KARACHI: Justice Junaid Ghaffar of High Court of Sindh (SHC) decreed a suit filed by an importer Fazl-e-Rabbi who sought suspension of seizure and provisional release of consignment. The consingment comprised of various goods including mobile batteries, chargers, camera batteries, automobile parts and cosmetics (L’oreal Paris). The GD was filed… Continue reading

Customs seize large quantity of counterfeit battery cells

KARACHI: The Directorate of IPR Enforcement (South) has intercepted a consignment of counterfeit battery cells bearing false trade description “Tonosheba”, which is deceptively similar to the well-known trademark ‘Toshiba”. The consignment comprises 260,000 dozens of battery cells, aggregating to 3.3 million pieces imported from China by M/s Nafees Traders. The… Continue reading

SHC suspends hold notification by IPR, Pakistan Customs

KARACHI: Justice Junaid Ghaffar of High Court of Sindh on Friday suspended a “hold notice” issued by an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Directorate of Pakistan Customs while hearing a suit filed by an importer Hassan Farooq. The court also restrained the IPR from auction proceedings till further orders while fixing… Continue reading

SHC fixes petition against IPR on April 30

KARACHI: Justice Junaid Ghaffar of High Court of Sindh (SHC) on Tuesday fixed April 30 to hear a suit filed by one Fazal-e-Rabbi against Directorate of Intellectual Property Right, Pakistan Customs. The plaintiff questions the seizure of goods from the consignment under transhipment from Karachi to Peshawar. The IPR officials… Continue reading

SHC stays destruction notice

KARACHI: A custom appellate bench of High Court of Sindh (SHC) stayed destruction notice issued by Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Directorate of Pakistan Customs while fixing Jan 25 as next date of hearing in a petition filed by FAS Traders. The petitioner company imported assorted watches and other items which… Continue reading

IPR Tribunal grant stay in 10 cases, issue notices for Nov 6

KARACHI: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Tribunal of Pakistan Customs on Monday restrained the IPR Customs from destroying alleged counterfeit watches of different international brands. The tribunal also ordered issuance of notices to the respondents for Nov 06. Earlier the tribunal heard a lawyer from Franklin Law Associates representing FAS trading,… Continue reading