4Sectoral Share in GDP (2006-07) Industrial Sector 26.1%Agriculture Sector 21.6%Services Sector 52.3%
5SMEs 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)
7SME Criteria Size Sector Annual Sales Productive Assets Small and EmploymentAnnualSalesProductiveAssetsSmall andMediumEnterprisesManufacturing,Services andTradeUp to250 personsRs. 250millionUp to Rs.25 million
9AwarenessIPO-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).
10Awareness (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; andIP NewsUse of Electronic and Print Media for Information Dissemination.
11Awareness (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.
12IP Help Desks Islamabad , Technology Incubation Center, National University of Science and Technology (NUST).2. KarachiThe Patents Office.3. LahoreSmall and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA).
13International Seminars IPO-Pakistan arranged an International Seminar in collaboration with WIPO and SMEDA in June, 2007 on SMEs in Lahore, Pakistan; andWIPO is also going to arrange a Seminar on Franchising in Lahore on December, 2007.
14Infrastructure 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.
16IPO Website (www.ipo.gov.pk) DynamicInformativeAvailability of Forms etc.Publishing IP JournalLatest IP Data Being Published
17Services for SMEs PCSIR HEC PSF ORGANIZATIONS IPR SERVICES Services for SMEsORGANIZATIONSIPR SERVICESPCSIR(Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)Technical facilitation on patent searchand legal advices to ensure bestprotectionFull payment of fee of 200 local applicationsfiling and 10 foreign applications filing.HEC(Higher Education Commission)International search by HEC to knowabout the patentability of the invention.Payment of patent application and patentattorney fee.PSF(Pakistan Science Foundation)Awards for inventionsIPO Pakistan
18Services 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 filingPromotion of research and development.Patent Help-LinesSMEDA(Small & Medium Enterprise Development Authority)IP awareness in the form of Workshops and SeminarsTechnical facilitation of patent drafting and legal advice on IP mattersPatent Help LinesIPO-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
19Fee StructureThe 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/-
20Support Institution for SMEs SMEDA (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority); andSME Bank
21SME Policy 2007 SME Policy 2007 embeds the following Policy Objective: “Improving and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights for SMEs”
22IPO-SMEDA Collaboration in Public Outreach Programme
23ConclusionThe 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.