Bangladesh Trademark Registration

Bangladesh trademark registration can protects your brand against logo infringement and copycats in Bangladesh. It is under protection by law. Bangladesh trademark registration are filed with The Department of Patent, Design & Trademark (DPDT).

 

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Document and other requirements for the Bangladesh trademark application:

  • Logo (JPEG Format)
  • Name of the Applicant.
  • Address and nationality of the Applicant.
  • Status of the applicant i.e. Merchandisers / Manufacturers /Service Providers/other
  • Specification of Goods/Services and Class
  • Usage date of the mark (whether the mark is in use or proposed to be used in Bangladesh), if any.
  • General/ Specific Power of Attorney. Power of Attorney (POA) may be filed subsequently.

 

Bangladesh Trademark Registration Procedure:

1. Bangladesh Trademark Search for availability: Before going to apply for trademark registration find out whether the trademark is already in use or registered by someone else.

 

2. Bangladesh Trademark Application: Collect your respective registration form from DPDT and submit it after filling properly.

 

3. Acknowledgement of Application: The Registrar, upon the receipt of the application, issues Official Filing Receipt. The document contains all relevant filing details on the trademark e.g. Application Number, date of application, the trademark etc.

 

4. Bangladesh Trademark Examination: After receiving the application registrar examines the trademark for 2 issues: a) distinctiveness and b) general compliance with the requirements of the Law.

 

5. Letter of acceptance: If application satisfies all the requirements registrar issues a Letter of Acceptance for the mark to be advertised in the Trade Marks Journal for the purpose of receiving opposition. Otherwise, the Registry raised objection seeking written reply regarding objections.

 

6. Refusal of Bangladesh Trademark Application: Your application may be refused for several reasons. However, when it happens you must submit reply to the show cause notice and may seek a hearing in the matter within three (3) months otherwise; the application will be abandoned.

 

7. Acceptance of Bangladesh Trademark Application: If the Examiner is satisfied with the application and requirements, the Registrar accepts the mark for advertisement in the Trade Marks Journal.

 

8. Bangladesh Trademark Opposition: When a trademark is advertised for opposition in the Trade Mark Journal, any person may give notice of Opposition to the Registrar on Form TM-5 within two months from the date of the publication.

 

9. Bangladesh Trademark Registration: If no opposition is received at the expiration of the opposition period or the opposition is determined and resolved in favor of the Applicant, the Registrar is obliged to issue a Certificate of Registration for the trademark on payment of the prescribed fee. The registration date of the trademark will be the date of filing.

 

Bangladesh Trademark Validity Duration

A registered Bangladesh trademark is valid for an initial period of seven (7) years from the date of filing and renewable thereafter for successive periods of Ten (10) years.

 

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