Vol. 5 Num 1141 Tue. August 14, 2007  

India Inc makes foray into Pak market

India Inc is steadily making inroads into Pakistan with as many as 424 Indian companies, manufacturing consumer goods, registering their products with Trademark Registry of the Intellectual Property Organisation in this country.

There had been substantial increase in registration of trademarks by the Indian firms with the opening of formal trade between the two countries in 2003, a newspaper quoted officials as saying.

Forty-five Indian products were registered with the Trademark in 2003, 92 in 2006 and about 43 in the first six months of 2007. The registration of Indian products began in Pakistan in 2001 and 42 companies obtained trademark registry.

As many as 45 Indian products were registered in the class of products falling under pharmaceuticals, veterinary preparations, sanitary preparations for medical purposes, food for babies, material for stopping teeth, dental wax, disinfectants, fungicides and herbicides.

Trademark Registry director, Mohammad Mohsin said that the department provided full protection to products made in India or elsewhere without any discrimination against imitations sold in the local market.