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  1. Services of Expert / Consultant Required to set up Geographical Indication Protection System in Pakistan

Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) is focal body of the Federal Government for registration and management of IP Rights (Patents, Industrial Designs, Copyrights, Trademarks and Geographical Indications). Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act, 2020 has recently been enacted. The enactment of geographical indications will provide legal protection to our local products in foreign markets. It will encourage SMEs to expand their business worldwide. The protection of geographical indications will boost exports. The GI protection will be helpful in the economic prosperity of the producers, processors and traders. IPO-Pakistan has to take some important measures for implementation of the Law in letter and spirit. 

In this regard, IPO-Pakistan requires services of an expert/consultant to set up GI protection system as per following terms and conditions;

Position

Expertise/Qualification

Expert/Consultant

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the IP/GI field; assessment studies/consultative services/baseline studies/coordination with national and international organizations;
  • Minimum qualification:  Master’s degree in Law by HEC recognized University;
  • Age Limit: Not more than 45 years;
  • Good interpersonal skills of writing, reading and speaking English.   

Responsibilities

  • Drafting rules under Geographical Indications Act, 2020;
  • Devising SOPs for Certifying Bodies;
  • Coordination with the Ministry of Commerce and provincial governments for identification of registrant bodies;
  • Coordinating preparation of books of specifications for enlisted GIs;
  • Conducting Awareness/training sessions;
  • Capacity building of IPO staff designated for GI Registry.

Term of the Contract is one year which is extendable by mutual consent. Sealed applications containing CV of Expert/Consultant, copy of CNIC and financial requirements, should be received at the following address latest by July 27, 2020.

 

Executive Director (Law/HR)

IPO-HQs, 3rd Floor, NTC New Building, Sector G 5/2, Islamabad.

Ph:051-9245884, Fax: 051-9245874

Email: hr@ipo.gov.pk