Karachi—Intellectual Property Association of Pakistan (IPA) has been established to provide a national platform for the advocacy and representation of Intellectual Property Owners, and to safeguard their interests and IP rights in the country.
The purpose of this Association is to make sure that Intellectual Property Rights are absolutely protected and respected at all levels. The Association also aims to promote IP culture in Pakistan by collaborating with the various local, national and international Organizations. The announcement of this establishment was made by the first elected Chairman of IPA, Farhan Hanif, at a local hotel in Karachi during a Press Conference. Hanif was accompanied by other office bearers at the conference, including, Tarik Feroze, President IPA, Shaikh Rashid Alam, Secretary General, Bilal Ahmed Poonia and Adeel Poonia, conveners of IPA Zonal Office Punjab, and heads of various organizations. Hanif, said at the conference that this Association is formed as the National Trade Association in a legitimate way.
He said, that the purpose of Association is to provide a platform for IP Owners and stakeholders on a national level. In pursuance of its missions IPA will join hands for public private partnerships and play its proactive role in the implementation and enforcement of IP laws. It will also focus its efforts in conducting nationwide public awareness campaigns. President IPA, Tarik Feroze stated that via this platform we will help our members in combating against copycats and fraudulent business practitioners so that their business interests are safeguarded.