KARACHI: The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) on Wednesday unveiled its manual on the “Evolution of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Pakistan: OICCI Pers­pective”.

Addressing the launching ceremony, Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan Chairman Mujeeb Khan stated that all matters related to IPOP are being reviewed and relevant rules, procedures and policies will be updated to ensure that it plays a more effective role in enforcing the concerned rights and the OICCI IPR manual will contribute to strengthening of the IP regime.

OICCI President Shazia Syed informed that a recently conducted survey estimated financial impact from counterfeiting, smuggling and violations of IPR, including copyrights, patents and trademarks and indicated loss of approximately 14 per cent in revenue, or Rs757 billion, to OICCI members in 2018.

Published in Dawn, August 1st, 2019

Opinion

Editorial

Delay in the offing?
Updated 03 Feb, 2023

Delay in the offing?

Govt must realise that political stability in the country cannot be achieved by extra-constitutional actions.
Divisions in PML-N
03 Feb, 2023

Divisions in PML-N

DISCORD and drama in PML-N ranks escalated this week when Shahid Khaqan Abbasi revealed he no longer holds a party...
Wikipedia ‘downgrade’
03 Feb, 2023

Wikipedia ‘downgrade’

ATTEMPTS to police the internet by states, often by giving opaque justifications for the action, are never a good...
Mianwali raid
Updated 02 Feb, 2023

Mianwali raid

The military needs to share intelligence with civilian agencies to neutralise the militant menace nationwide.
Corruption unlimited
02 Feb, 2023

Corruption unlimited

PAKISTAN’S consistent slide on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index over the last several...
Women police officers
02 Feb, 2023

Women police officers

IN a heartening development, a second female police officer has been appointed as DPO in Attock, weeks after the...