She clerked at the August Supreme Court of Pakistan for the then Honourable Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa (2017-2018) and thereafter, with the Honourable Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah (2018-2019). Prior to such privilege, she was engaged as an Intellectual Property Attorney at Zafar and Associates-LLP.
Ms. Bakht graduated from the University of London in 2014 being awarded an undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons.). Thereafter, she was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2016 and remains a life member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Ms. Bakht enrolled as an Advocate of the Punjab Bar Council in 2017 and is currently a Counsel of the High Court.
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
University of London
Drafted pleadings, representations and appeals in various cases mainly in civil, service and defence matters. Represented clients and argued before the High Courts, District Courts, Tribunals and Quasi-Judicial forums. Attended client meetings, prepared legal opinions, legal notices and other ancillary and incidental work.
Provided assistance to his Lordship as he was then Honourable Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and thereafter with his Lordship Honourable Justice Mansoor Ali Shah. I observed proceedings in court, conducted research, prepared and maintained case briefs, penned legal opinions and assisted in judgment writing.
Intellectual Property Attorney
My practice involved assisting clients with all matters of trademark, copyright, and design procurement, enforcement, licensing, and infringement. I particularly worked on trademark registration, protection, enforcement, litigation, and licensing. I liaised with attorneys in other jurisdictions for the enforcement of IP rights internationally.
Intellectual Property Consultant
I notified clients of potentially conflicting trademarks and copyrights discovered after a careful survey of the Trademarks and Copyrights Journals. I drafted and processed trademark oppositions and copyright objections, and prepared injunction applications, passing off actions and infringement suits.
Assisted senior associates with litigation and other transactional matters. This included research and drafting memorandums on numerous legal issues, most notably on company and arbitration law.
Punjab Bar Council