Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual Property Rights explain the legal rights on creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images and designs, used in commerce.
Industrial Property includes patents, trademarks, industrial designs, plant varieties and geographic indications of source, while Copyright includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, architectural designs and computer software.
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
Almost all countries have laws to protect Intellectual Properties is to enhance creativity and innovation. Indeed, safeguarding creators and other producers of intellectual goods and services by granting them time-limited rights on their creations, stimulates investments of time, efforts and capital. Nevertheless, an exception must be underlined for trademarks laws that find their ratio legis more in fair competition than in the enhancement of creativity and innovation. The other reason of the existence of IP laws is to give statutory expression to the rights of creators on their creations and the rights of the public to access these creations.
These two reasons of being highlight a sort of implicit deal between creators and society; creators are granted absolute rights limited in time on their creations in return for the publicity of the said creations.
Intellectual property issues are therefore critical to the success of any business, regardless of its size or location. Intellectual Property has nowadays become an extremely powerful tool for firms in search of penetration of new markets, increase in market share and investors.
How can we assist you?
Our firm, MUNAWAR LAW ASSOCIATES-LLP helps clients in virtually all industries, obtain, protect and enforce patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights. Our IP lawyers have strong technical backgrounds and extensive legal and commercial experience as in-house IP counsel, patent and trademark examiners. We interact with patent and trademark examiners in the Pakistan Patent and Trademark Office, and secure and protect intellectual property rights efficiently on a very cost-effective tariff. The whole focus of our IP counsel is on securing the IP Rights for our clients to the maximum competitive advantage from exploitation and effective safeguarding their intellectual assets.
MUNAWAR LAW ASSOCIATES-LLP, is the gold standard for litigating complex domestic and international disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets and other intellectual property-related issues. We have patent and trademark litigators who have consistently been named among the best lawyers in Pakistan and leading intellectual property law experts in South-Asian Region. Our clients benefit from the fact that litigators at MUNAWAR LAW ASSOCIATES-LLP, are not just consummate IP professionals with strong technical skills, but aggressive advocates for their larger business strategies. We work to create both litigation and technical strategies that go beyond resolving a single dispute. Litigation is essentially a competitive tool, and we begin by helping clients clarify their ultimate business objectives.
With this novel consultancy service, at MUNAWAR LAW ASSOCIATES -LLP we offer a number of duly documented recommendations and procedures made to suit any company and allowing any and all developments the company may have achieved in the normal course of its operations to be singled out as valuable assets, generally intangible but nevertheless worthy of protection; many clients can thank the Handbook for finding that they inadvertently possessed valuable technological, IT, procedural and commercial developments eligible for protection under one or more of the various existing Intellectual Property forms; trade secrets, know-how, software… Always a flagship of innovation, MUNAWAR LAW ASSOCIATES -LLP is also an undisputed pioneer in this field.