Number of partners: 5
Number of other lawyers: 40
Languages: English, Urdu
Ali & Associates is a leading Top Tier law firm and has been at the forefront of intellectual property law for over 40 years. Ali & Associates is a boutique IP law firm operating since 1972 and was established by Mr Talib Ali Shah (late) who in his various capacities at the Trademarks Registry played an instrumental role in laying down the foundations of Intellectual Property law in Pakistan.
Since its inception Ali & Associates has been serving its clients in various jurisdictions around the world and through hard work and determination has won many accolades, firmly cemented itself as one of the region’s leading intellectual property law practices. Ali & Associates provides legal services beginning from consulting clients in all corporate affairs to specialised services in the field of Intellectual Property Law which includes Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Industrial Design, search, filing, registration, licensing, franchising, dispute resolution, litigation, enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, and due diligence.
The firm has a panel of 5 partners and around 150 employees, 40 of which are attorneys and IP Professionals. The organisation is divided into various segments, according to the services the firm offers and each segment is headed by an IP Professional who is responsible for initiating, executing and maintaining all assigned jobs, be it trademarks, copyrights, brand enforcement, litigation etc.
The firm also has significant experience with matters pertaining to Telecoms and information technology, Arbitration and mediation, Media, Antitrust/competition, Commercial and corporate law, Cyber law, Mergers and acquisitions, Pharmaceuticals and biotech. The firm represents clients in a wide range of areas and clients include many of the world’s most prominent organisations.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ IP Portfolio Management
■ IP Strategies
■ Industrial design
■ Telecoms and information technology
■ Media, Sports and Entertainment Laws
■ Competition and Deceptive Marketing Practices
■ Cyber laws
■ Data Protection
■ Licensing and franchising
■ Pharmaceuticals and biotech
■ Mergers and acquisitions
■ Dispute Resolution — Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation