Patent rights are governed by the Patents Ordinance, 2000, along with the Patents Rules, 2003.
How do you register or secure patent rights, and is national or international coverage most appropriate?
Patent rights are governed by the Patents Ordinance, 2000, along with the Patents Rules, 2003. Upon filing an application, it is examined and, once all the objections of the examiner are met, it is accepted. After acceptance, it is published for opposition. If no opposition is filed within four months of publication, the sealing fee is paid and the Letters Patent Document is issued. This grant of exclusive rights is for 20 years, subject to yearly renewal after the expiry of the fourth year from its grant date.
Business brief, IP rights