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Ali & Associates’ expertise covers contentious and non-contentious copyright, patent and trade mark issues. Previous work has included acting for a major Pakistani pharmaceutical company in a patent dispute before the Sindh High Court, and advising a local bank on protecting its updated trade marks. Ali Kabir Shah is a key contact for the team, which is spread across its Karachi and Lahore offices and can draw on additional resources in its US office.

Bharucha & Co.’s seven-lawyer team, headed by the ‘very experienced, knowledgeable and capableMohammad Fazil Bharucha, frequently undertakes a wide spectrum of intellectual property work including non-contentious and contentious licensing, franchising and trade mark cases for a client roster of international and local companies. Associate Farzana Rustom is also recommended.

Abraham & Sarwana has particular strength in franchising matters; the team, led by Ashraf Ali, advised Subway on its franchising agreement in Pakistan, and also assisted Adidas with a distributorship agreement and associated licensing matters in Pakistan. The firm is also recommended for IT work.

Jamil & Jamil Barristers-at-Law handles a range of intellectual property litigation, and has acted for a local and international client roster on trade mark disputes, copyright disputes and counterfeit enforcement cases. Zahid Jamil specialises in IT-related cases, as well as patent and trade mark issues.

Specialist firm Khursheed Khan & Associates covers all areas of intellectual property, including franchising, licensing disputes and trade marks. The firm also has expertise in data protection, cybercrime and other IT-related matters.

LMA|Ebrahim Hosain recently advised an internet services provider on a licensing issue in Pakistan, and assisted DreamWorks Animation with regulatory matters concerning a foreign television channel in Pakistan. Associate partner Ali Ebrahim and senior partner Khawaja Hosain are key names.

Meer & Hasan Law Associates has a strong IP practice with particular specialism in contentious and non-contentious telecoms work. The team, which includes IP specialist Salim Hasan, has a track record in copyright and trade mark litigation.

Vellani & Vellani has a strong background in IP, and is adept in advising on design patents, trade marks and copyright cases for a local and international client roster. The firm also has expertise in IT-related matters and domain name issues.

Ahmed & Qazi handles the full scope of IP matters and has previously advised on several disputed trade marks and copyrights cases for clients such as Tuwairqi Steels Mills, Indus Fruit Products and Quice Foods. Ishaq Shah and associate Tauqeer Ahmed left the firm in 2015.

Azam & Rai frequently assists with all IP matters for clients in the IT, telecoms and entertainment sectors. The five-lawyer team includes senior partner Rai Muhammad Saleh Azam.

Daudpota International has advised on franchising, infringement disputes and trade mark matters for clients in the technology, telecoms and food industries. Faisal Daudpota heads the department, which includes Junaid Daudpota and Khalid Daudpota.

HaidermotaBNR’s corporate and commercial team supports its IP practice, which acts for local and international companies in the telecoms and pharmaceutical sectors. Associate Owais Aziz, based in Islamabad, is a name to note.

Irfan & Irfan combines its IP practice, which covers patents, design law, trade marks and copyright work, with a substantial IT practice that handles cyber law and financial technology matters. Senior partner Hasan Irfan Khan is known for his work in pharmaceutical patents.

Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates advises on licensing, franchising and patents, among other IP matters. Irfan Mir Halepota is a key contact.

Yousaf Khosa and associate partner Mustafa Munir Ahmed are the key IP contacts at RIAA Barker Gillette, which regularly undertakes cases in the telecoms sector as well as copyright, trade marks and patents work. Clients include international conglomerates as well as local companies.

Surridge & Beecheno acts for computing, pharmaceuticals and aviation companies on the full range of IP cases, including trade marks and patents. Associate Mohammad Tahir has experience in IP matters.

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