Intellectual Property

An acclaimed IP practice

“The bulk of its work relates to advising on deals where there are issues such as software licensing, royalty arrangements or patent issues to be considered.” Legal 500, 2022.

Our intellectual property practice provides clients with robust, practical and sound advice on all aspects of IP and technology issues ranging from registration and licensing to bringing enforcement and infringement proceedings.  Our team delivers decades of experience in the areas of acquisition, commercialization and licensing of IP. We also advise on IP evaluation and enforcement of IP assets including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets.

Lawyers in our intellectual property practice leverage the firm’s strength in dispute resolution to create strategic advantages for our clients and provide a seamless service that covers all aspects of IP matters. Some of our clients include Microsoft, EMI Pakistan, Faiz Foundation, Trimble and others.

Our expertise  in this practice area spans a range of industry sectors including the music and entertainment industry, fintech, pharmaceuticals, arts and literature, and national defence. Our team has also worked on the policy side by advising the US Consulate in Pakistan and the American Business Forum.

Some of our key highlights include advising:

  • Microsoft in relation to the development of an IP enforcement strategy in Pakistan and its subsequent execution against piracy
  • Lafarge Pakistan Cement Limited in bringing infringement proceedings against Flying Cement Company Limited for a total value of PKR 528,431,965
  • China Three Gorges in relation to the development of its IP protection policy and potential commercialization under Pakistani law
  • Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for the State of Kuwait on the dissemination and infringement of its copyright-protected work
  • A leading arms-developer in the registration of patent(s) and drafting patent and other technology licensing agreements
  • EMI Pakistan against Telenor Pakistan Private Limited for multiple infringements of intellectual property rights in songs, audio, video and other music items
  • Trimble Oy (Finland) in the enforcement of their IP rights in the BMI software, Tekla
  • Heavy Industry Taxila in relation to the international and national protection of patents and copyrights in the upgraded version of the Al-Khalid Tank
  • Shah Sharabeel, a famous producer of dramatic production, over a dispute regarding a copyright in the play ‘Twins Apart’
  • A high-net individual in relation to a dispute with Emirates over copyright infringement in a photograph
  • Samsons Group of Companies over a dispute regarding the assignment and infringement of the trademark ‘Café’ cigarette brand
  • Training Impact in its copyright and trademark registration and other regulatory requirements
  • Lafarge against a tile dealer involved in selling fake copies of its products ‘Xtreme Bond’
  • A major collective-rights organization against the producers of the Bollywood film Bajrangi Bhaijan for an estimated value of PKR 3 billion
  • Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design for the protection of its students and faculty’s products and innovations when dealing with local and int’l designers
  • The government for the registration of geographical indicators including the Sindhi Ajrak and Khaddi
  • Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan in the matter pending before the European Commission for the registration of ‘Basmati’ as a geographical indication under Regulation No. 1151/2012 filed by APEDA, India

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“A dedicated team of individuals who work around the clock so they can meet deadlines” led by a partner who is respected for his “vast experience in this field” and “good knowledge of foreign IP laws” helping clients with “effective and practical solutions”.

Legal 500

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