Business Pakistan

“No more piracy, counterfeiting,” IPO Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Intellectual Property Organization (IPO-Pakistan) has announced to resolve the issue of counterfeiting and piracy relentlessly while genuine efforts would be made for the development of genuine businesses in the country.

This was announced by IPO-Pakistan Chairman Mujeeb Ahmed Khan in the 11th Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Coordination Committee meeting on Wednesday.

IPO-Pakistan Director General Irfan Tarar and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) DG Sohail Asif also attended the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Mujeeb Ahmed Khan termed counterfeiting and piracy a crime against innovation and creativity. He stressed the need to develop close coordination between IPO-Pakistan and concerned LEAs to address issues related to piracy and counterfeiting.

The meeting was informed that IP Tribunals were fully functional while anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting cells had been established at the offices of IPO-Pakistan for coordination with LEAs.

It was decided that capacity building programs of LEAs and awareness activities for business community would be conducted in different parts of the country in order to ensure effective IPR enforcement and genuine business development.

Earlier, IPO-Pakistan Director (Enforcement) Muhammad Ismail gave a detailed presentation over the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in the country.

He apprised the committee about Pakistan’s improving IP image among the comity of nations during last few years.