Designs and industrial models are protected in Pakistan through registration with the competent office. An application for a design registration is examined with respect to compliance with the formalities and patentability provided for under the design law including novelty and distinctiveness.
The registered design shall be protected for 10 years as of the filing date or priority date. Protection period may be extended for two further periods of 10 years.
The renewal application may be filed during the last 6 months of the tenth year of the protection period. However, a late renewal is possible upon the payment of a fine, within 6 months from the expiration of the protection period. Registration, assignment, or cancellation of a design or industrial model registration shall be published in the Official Gazette and entered in the register.