Trademarks: Frequently Asked Questions


1-  How to File Trademark Application?

  1. Prescribed application form TM-1/TM-2

  2. 8 clear reproductions of the sign, logo or Trademark, of any color, form or 3-dimensional features.

  3. List of goods or services to which the Trademark would apply.

  4. Power of Attorney if applied through an advocate / Agent.   

  5. Pay Order / Bank Draft of prescribed fee for TM-1/TM-2 i.e. Rs. 3,000 in the name of Director General, IPO-Pakistan.(for updated fee structure visit "Fee & Forms" section)

  6. The bank may ask for FTN of IPO-Pakistan which is 9010120-7

2- Validity of Registration?

Initially Trademark is registered for 10 (Ten) years from the filing date. The Trademarks registration can be renewed after every 10 (Ten) years.  

3- Procedure for Registration?

  1. It is advisable that a search may be made of the Trademarks Register to ensure whether there are any similar or identical marks on the Register. Search request can be filed on Form TM-55 with a Pay Order / Bank Draft of Rs. 1,000 for search of one mark in one class only.

  2. After the search of the Register, application is made on Form TM-1/TM-2 for one mark in one class with pay order / Bank Draft of Rs.3,000.

  3. Acknowledgement Receipt by the Trade Mark Registry is issued to the applicant within 10-15 days.   

  4. Examination Report is generated after 3 months. If there are any objections on the applied trademark, they are communicated to the applicant immediately in the form of Show Cause.

Notice: The applicant is required to submit a reply within two months of the issue of Show Cause Notice.If there are no objections application is published in the Trade Mark Journal. If no oppositions are filed to the published application within two months of the publication date of the relevant Trademark Journal, the application stands accepted, and Demand Notice is then issued to the applicant requesting him/her to submit registration fee so that the registration Certificate may be issued.On the receipt of the Registration fee, the Registration Certificate is issued.

4- Where is the Trademark Registry located?

The Trade Marks Registry is located at Karachi. Complete postal address is as follows:

Plot # ST 1 & 2, New Broad Casting House (Ground Floor),
Behind KDA Civic Center, Block -14, Gulshan-e-Iqbal,

Karachi- 75300, Pakistan

Telephone number:  +92 21 9923 0538.

Fax number: +92 21 9923 1001; and

email address tmr@ipo.gov.pk.  

5- Are application forms filed in Karachi only?

Trade Mark application can also be filed at the following IPO Offices at Islamabad or Karachi or Lahore:

IPO Pakistan HQ's, Islamabad:

3rd Floor, NTC-HQs Building,

Attaturk Avenue (East), Sector G-5/2,

Islamabad - Pakistan.

Tel: +92-51-9245830-2

Fax: +92-51-9245874.


Trademarks Registry, Karachi: 

Plot # ST 1 & 2, New Broad Casting House (Ground Floor),

Behind KDA Civic Center, Block -14, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi

Tel:  +92 21 99230538.

Fax: +92 21 99231001

email: tmr@ipo.gov.pk.

IPO-Regional Office, Lahore:

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building

11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat (Near China Chowk), Lahore.

Tel: +92-42-99205850.

Fax: +92-42-99205855.

email: lahore@ipo.gov.pk.

6- Can we get Trademarks Form from the Internet?

All Trademarks forms are available on    


7- Can Trade Marks fees be submitted in cash?

All payments to the Trade Marks Registry have to be made in the form of Pay Orders or Bank Drafts in the name of Director General, IPO-Pakistan. The Trade Marks Registry does not accept CASH.