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Salient features of Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act

July 13 2020 Many countries have adopted geographical indication (GI) laws to protect indigenous products, including handicrafts and agricultural, natural…

Food for thought: Engro Foods investigated for deceptive marketing practices

February 6 2020 Pursuant to a complaint by Nestlé Pakistan Limited, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) initiated an inquiry into Engro Foods Limited for…

Dominant features and trademark protection

April 18 2016 A civil petition for leave to appeal was filed in the Supreme Court by Farooq Ghee and Oils Mills (Private) Limited against decisions by the High…

Effect of disclaimer on registered trademark

March 12 2018 An Appellant filed an appeal in the High Court challenging a district judge's decision dismissing an application for the grant of a temporary…

Six fruit juice manufacturers investigated for deceptive marketing practices

December 7 2017 Pursuant to a complaint by an individual, the Competition Commission initiated an enquiry into six fruit juice manufacturers for misleading…

Generic trademarks and deceptive marketing practices: Competition Commission rejects genericism defence

September 17 2020 Pursuant to a complaint filed by Nimco Corner, the Competition Commission initiated an inquiry into, and thereafter issued show cause notices to, two…

Salient features of Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act

July 13 2020 Many countries have adopted geographical indication (GI) laws to protect indigenous products, including handicrafts and agricultural, natural…

Competition Commission adopts measures amid COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate filings and hearings

June 4 2020 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan has been under a nationwide lockdown since 23 March 2020. As such, the Competition Commission recently…

Patent owners' rights under Patents Ordinance 2000

May 18 2020 The Patents Ordinance 2000 is a consolidated amended law relating to the protection of inventions and patents in Pakistan. As a registered patent…

Food for thought: Engro Foods investigated for deceptive marketing practices

February 6 2020 Pursuant to a complaint by Nestlé Pakistan Limited, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) initiated an inquiry into Engro Foods Limited for…