March 07, 2019

Pakistan: Government notifies revised fee structure for Trademarks

 

 

The Government of Pakistan in exercise of its power conferred under Section (1) of the Section 132 of the Ordinance, 2001 published the Trade mark Rules, 2004 and the Rules came into effect from April 02, 2004. The Government of Pakistan (Ministry of Commerce and Textiles), Commerce Division, on March 04, 2019 had issued a notification with regard to the amendments in the Trade mark Rules, 2004 which is to come to effect from March 09, 2019. As per the said notification, the amendments have been prescribed for the First Schedule of the Trade Mark Rules, 2004. It provides for the revised fees structure which is as follows: -

"First Schedule
[See rule 4]

Sr.

Form

Description.

Fee Rs.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1.       

TM-I

On application not otherwise charged to register a trade mark for a specification of goods or services included in one class (section 22).

3000

2.       

TM-2

On application to register a trade mark for a

specification, of goods or services included in one class from convention country under section 25.

3000

3.       

TM-3

On application under section 82, read with the first schedule to the ordinance, to register a collective mark for a specification of goods or services included in one class.

3000

4.       

TM-4

On application under section 83 read with the second schedule to the ordinance, to register a certification trade mark for a specification of goods or services included in one class.

3000

5.       

TM-5

On notice of opposition under section 28(2), for each application opposed.

9000

6.       

TM-6

On a counter-statement in answer to a notice of opposition under section 28(4) for each application opposed or in answer to all application under any of section73, 80 and 96 in respect of each trade mark; or in answer to a notice of opposition under section 37 or 97, for each application or conversion opposed.

1500

7.       

TM-7

On notice of intention to attend hearing under any of sections 28, 37, 73, 80, 96 and 97 by each party to the proceeding concerned.

600

8.       

TM-8

On notice of opposition to application for registration of collective mark or certification trade mark under the first schedule (section 82) and the second schedule (section 83).

9000

9.       

TM-9

On a counter-statement in answer to as notice of opposition under the first schedule (section 82) and the second schedule (section 83 for registration of collective mark or certification trade mark. Registration of a collective/certification trade mark.

1500

10.   

TM-10

Notice of intention to attend hearing of an opposition to an application for registration of a collective mark or a certification trade mark (rule 40 & 43).

600

11.   

TM-11

For one registration of a trade mark not otherwise charged, in respect of an application for a specification of good or services including series of trade marks, collective mark, certification mark and textile mark, including in one class.

9000

12.   

TM-12

For each addition to the registered entry of a trade mark of a note that the mark is associated with a newly registered mark.

300

13.   

TM-13

For renewal under section 35 of the registration of a trade mark at the expiration of the last registration, not otherwise charge including renewal of series of trade marks, collective mark, certification marks and textile mark.

15000

14.   

TM-14

Additional fee under rule 52(1) for late payment of renewal.

900

15.   

TM-15

On request for restoration under section 35(6) of a trade mark removed from the register.

3000

16.   

TM-16

On application under section 32(4) to divide pending trade mark application.

900

17.   

TM-17

On a request under section 27(6) to state grounds of decision.

1500

18.   

TM-18

On request not otherwise charged, for correction of clerical error or for permission to amend application. Section 27(7).

600

19.   

TM-19

On application for certificate of the Registrar under section 69(3).

(a) For each mark proposed to be assigned.

(b) For every additional mark.

900

300

20.   

TM-20

On the application for approval of the Registrar section 69(3).

(a) For first mark.

(b) For every additional mark.

900

300

21.   

TM-21

On the application under section 69(2) for directions of the Registrar for advertisement of assignment of trade marks in use, without goodwill.

(a) For the first mark assigned.

(b) For every additional mark.

600

300

 

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