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Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 17 Sep 2020

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

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

Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 13 Jul 2020

Salient features of Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act

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

Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 4 Jun 2020

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

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

Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 18 May 2020

Patent owners' rights under Patents Ordinance 2000

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

Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 6 Feb 2020

Food for thought: Engro Foods investigated for deceptive marketing practices

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

Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 2 Dec 2019

Registered trademark deleted from trademark register for non-use

The Lahore High Court recently heard an appeal of the registrar of trademarks' decision to delete a mark on the grounds of non-use. The Appellant had…

Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 9 Sep 2019

Intellectual Property Tribunal vacates interim injunction in trademark case

The Intellectual Property Tribunal recently vacated an interim injunction granted in a case brought by Brands for Less LLC against another retailer…

Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 29 Aug 2019

Competition Commission initiates Phase II review of Uber's acquisition of Careem

The Competition Commission recently decided on a joint pre-merger application by Uber Technologies, Inc and Careem Inc and concluded that - based on…

Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 13 Jun 2019

Penalty imposed on electric cable manufacturers for non-disclosure of material information

The Competition Commission recently initiated proceedings against 18 electric cable manufacturers which had engaged in deceptive marketing practices…

Vellani & Vellani | Pakistan | 27 May 2019

Proposed amendments to Patents Ordinance

In order to integrate and upgrade Pakistan's IP infrastructure and improve its services, public awareness and IP enforcement, the Intellectual…
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