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Asia Guide

Intellectual Property — Pakistan

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From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Mohammad Fazil Bharucha and Abdul Aziz
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Eminent team with experience handling the full range of trade mark, copyright and patent matters, including infringement proceedings as well as prosecutions. Especially active in the pharmaceutical sector, advising a number of multinational corporates.

Strengths Clients value the firm's efficient and high-quality advice: "Their work is excellent, and they respond quickly." 

Notable practitioners  

Head of department Mohammad Fazil Bharucha attracts praise for his in-depth knowledge of IP litigation, particularly trade mark infringement disputes. He has a wealth of experience appearing before the High Court of Sindh.

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From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

What the team is known for Specialist IP practice handling a suite of litigation and advisory work. Remains a popular choice for international companies seeking advice on IP issues in Pakistan. Offering is further enhanced by its network of offices throughout the Middle East.

Notable practitioners  

Hasan Irfan Khan is widely acknowledged as a well-respected name in the field. He is singled out in particular for his deft handling of contentious IP matters.  

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From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

What the team is known for Long-standing reputation in this sphere, routinely assisting multinational corporates with a diverse array of IP matters. Handles IP litigation and advisory work, including issues concerning internet domains and transfers of technology.  

Strengths Peers confirm that "Vellani & Vellani is one of the top firms for intellectual property."

Another commentator highlights its "strength in advising international businesses."

Notable practitioners  

Badaruddin Vellani is identified by sources as "a studious and hard-working lawyer" who is "instrumental in the success of Vellani & Vellani." His expertise spans trade mark, patent and copyright matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

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From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

What the team is known for Respected IP boutique with a solid reputation for handling trade mark and patent work. The practice is further bolstered by associated offices in Afghanistan, Japan and the UK.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Zulfiqar Khan is a key contact.

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United Trademark & Patent Services

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Hasan Irfan Khan is widely acknowledged as a well-respected name in the field. He is singled out in particular for his deft handling of contentious IP matters.  

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Vellani & Vellani

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Badaruddin Vellani is identified by sources as "a studious and hard-working lawyer" who is "instrumental in the success of Vellani & Vellani." His expertise spans trade mark, patent and copyright matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

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Bharucha & Co

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Head of department Mohammad Fazil Bharucha attracts praise for his in-depth knowledge of IP litigation, particularly trade mark infringement disputes. He has a wealth of experience appearing before the High Court of Sindh.

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Zain Sheikh & Associates

From the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide

Zain Sheikh of Zain Sheikh & Associates wins plaudits for his in-depth experience handling patent and copyright matters. He also demonstrates considerable expertise in constitutional law. A source states: "As far as recommendations are concerned, I must mention Zain Sheikh for IP work."

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