Recent trends in patent enforcement
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Pakistan has a large, growing pharmaceutical industry and generic manufacturing is on the rise. As a result, there have been a number of major infringements of patented processes for pharmaceuticals, as well as patented compounds and compositions by local generic manufacturers, which import the generic drugs or their active ingredients from China, Brazil and India and then formulate and/or repackage the drugs for sale in Pakistan.