Intellectual Property (IP) is critical for competitive economy in the back drop of ongoing globalization. Sustainable economic growth now depends largely on Hi-tech R&D base and efficient knowledge input. Complete report file(PDF) is available for download.
Summary of Intellectual Property Organization Of Pakistan Report:
The new concept of IP based nation is gaining ground because it is Intellectual Property which enables technology creation and technology transfer by providing the necessary enabling environment. For these considerations IP was mainstreamed in Pakistan in 2005. IP was brought under the limelight of public policy by simultaneously establishing IPO-Pakistan, empowering the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) and activating Pakistan Customs against IPR violations.
The Government decision to establish IPO-Pakistan was particularly aimed at addressing the institutional shortcomings that were impeding the effective management of intellectual property in Pakistan. The other two parallel decisions were aimed at strengthening IPR enforcement in the country. It is by definition an exponential change.
Before 2005, IP situation in Pakistan was being internationally perceived to be constantly deteriorating. Pakistan was being blamed for export of pirated optical discs to a number of countries of the world. The deepening deteriorating of IP situation was also considered within the country to be highly detrimental to the following:-
- Rapid growth mode of Pakistan economy;
- Enabling environment for investment attraction;
- Market access requirement of Pakistan’s export-led growth strategy;
- Fast track integration with global economy;
- Market expansion for genuine businesses in Pakistan;
- Consumer interest in terms of competitive quality and price
- Country’s business image as a whole.
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