Intellectual Property Tribunal established under the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan Act, 2012. At present Intellectual Property Tribunal is working at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.
The Federal Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, establish as many Tribunals as it considers necessary to exercise jurisdiction under Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan Act, 2012, appoint a Presiding Officer for each of such Tribunal and where it establishes more Tribunals than one, it shall specify in the notification the territorial limits within which each of the Tribunal shall exercise its jurisdiction.
Intellectual Property Rights including copyrights, trade-marks, patents, designs, lay-out, designs of integrated circuits, trade secrets and other intellectual property laws; supported by other laws are powerful tools for economic growth. The protection of these and similar intellectual property rights of the citizens is essential to foster creative thinking, stimulate creativity, provide incentives for technological innovations, and attract investment.