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1 In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficent and Merciful
In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficent and Merciful IPO Pakistan

2 IP Awareness and Capacity Building of SMEs
IP Awareness and Capacity Building of SMEs Asfand Ali Assistant Director IPO-Pakistan December 14, 2007 IPO Pakistan

3 Pakistan Economy in High Growth Mode (%age Growth)
Category GDP % 8.6% % 7.0% Income % 10.9% % 9.2% (Per Capita) FDI % % % 70.5% Trade % 25.4% 28.8% % (Imports fob) (12.6%) (32.0%) (43.2%) (10.3%) (Exports fob) (10.3%) (17.0%) (18.1%) (5.4%)

4 Sectoral Share in GDP (2006-07)
Industrial Sector 26.1% Agriculture Sector 21.6% Services Sector 52.3%

5 SMEs in Pakistan Value Addition in Manufacturing: 35%
Economic Establishments: 3.2 million (99% SMEs) Value Addition in Manufacturing: 35% Contribution to GDP: 30% Share in Manufactured Exports: 25% Contribution in Employment: 78% (Non-Agriculture Sector)

6 SME Sector (Sub-Sectoral Share of SMEs)

7 SME Criteria Size Sector Annual Sales Productive Assets Small and
Employment Annual Sales Productive Assets Small and Medium Enterprises Manufacturing, Services and Trade Up to 250 persons Rs. 250 million Up to Rs. 25 million

8 Problems of SME Sector Awareness; and Capacity

9 Awareness IPO-Pakistan Organized Awareness Seminars in Major Chambers of Commerce and Industry. IPO-Pakistan is now Organizing Awareness Seminars in Small Trade Associations that mostly Comprises of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs).

10 Awareness (contd.) IPO-Pakistan is arranging Stalls in Exhibitions and Fairs for information dissemination to Small and Medium Enterprises. In Order to Promote IP in Pakistan, IP Journalism is Playing a Critical Role. e.g., World Trade Review; and IP News Use of Electronic and Print Media for Information Dissemination.

11 Awareness (contd.) IPO-Pakistan is arranging translation of different books in Collaboration with SMEDA and with the Financial Assistance of WIPO from English to Urdu Language for the benefit of SMEs. Survey of Creative Industries. Film Production of Success Stories of Businesses; Regional Offices of IPO-Pakistan.

12 IP Help Desks Islamabad , Technology Incubation Center,
National University of Science and Technology (NUST). 2. Karachi The Patents Office. 3. Lahore Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA).

13 International Seminars
IPO-Pakistan arranged an International Seminar in collaboration with WIPO and SMEDA in June, 2007 on SMEs in Lahore, Pakistan; and WIPO is also going to arrange a Seminar on Franchising in Lahore on December, 2007.

14 Infrastructure Support Systems
Trade Marks Journal for the Advertisement of Trade Marks/Service Marks/Geographical Indications Applications; Official Gazette for the Advertisement of Patent Applications; Copyright Advertisements are Published in Newspapers; IP Journal; Website.


16 IPO Website (
Dynamic Informative Availability of Forms etc. Publishing IP Journal Latest IP Data Being Published

Services for SMEs ORGANIZATIONS IPR SERVICES PCSIR (Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Technical facilitation on patent search and legal advices to ensure best protection Full payment of fee of 200 local applications filing and 10 foreign applications filing. HEC (Higher Education Commission) International search by HEC to know about the patentability of the invention. Payment of patent application and patent attorney fee. PSF (Pakistan Science Foundation) Awards for inventions IPO Pakistan

18 Services for SMEs (Contd.)
Services for SMEs (Contd.) PASTIC (Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Center) Advice on technical and financial matters and facilitation in patent application filing. NUST (Technology Incubation Center) Technical advice on facilitation of patent, trade mark and copyright filing Promotion of research and development. Patent Help-Lines SMEDA (Small & Medium Enterprise Development Authority) IP awareness in the form of Workshops and Seminars Technical facilitation of patent drafting and legal advice on IP matters Patent Help Lines IPO-Pakistan (Intellectual Property Organisation of Pakistan) Outreach Program for linkaging and leveraging internal and external constituencies. Patent help-lines for guidance of the researcher’s community. IPO Pakistan

19 Fee Structure The Fee Structure for Patents, Trade Marks/Service Marks and Copyrights is being kept low as an enabler for SME Sector. The Fee Structure is as under: Copyrights US $ 9/- Trade Marks/Service Marks US $ 17/- Patents US $ 38/-

20 Support Institution for SMEs
SMEDA (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority); and SME Bank

21 SME Policy 2007 SME Policy 2007 embeds the following Policy Objective:
“Improving and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights for SMEs”

22 IPO-SMEDA Collaboration in Public Outreach Programme

23 Conclusion The Regional Interface of IP Offices here in Korea in this beautiful Island will definitely help Pakistan to Improve its Strategy and Enrich Expertise for Enhancing IP Awareness in the Micro and SME Sector.


25 Intellectual Property Rights
Protect your own IP Rights; and Respect IP Rights of others

26 Thanks visit IPO-Pakistan @ website:

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