Trademark Registration in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Trademark Registration – How to Register and its Benefits

A trademark attorney can process a trademark registration in Bangladesh by performing the following steps:

Step 1. Comprehensive Study of Trademark:

The preliminary step before you file your trademark registration in Bangladesh is to look at all the probable obstacles and challenges that could appear during the process of registration. The Trademark Comprehensive Study helps in listing all the trademarks that have any similarity graphically and phonetically, which might conflict with one chosen by you. The study also helps in providing an attorney's professional advice about various possibilities of registration.

Step 2. Request of Trademark Registration:

An attorney then files the application for trademark registration in Bangladesh and performs all required steps in the Trademark Office to get approval for registration. In Bangladesh, a trademark applicant can be filed for single class only. Multi class trademark applications are not permitted. After the trademark is filed, we send you a detailed filing report including the application number, date, and a scanned copy of the same.

Step 3: Trademark Registration Certificate:

After your trademark application gets an approval in the Trademark Office, our attorneys complete the required process to get the registration certificate in Bangladesh. After the certificate is obtained, it is sent to your postal address along with a registration report which specifies the registration number, date and any other special consideration that should be taken into account in Bangladesh.

What is the advantage of having a registered trademark in Bangladesh?

Registration helps in providing the right to infringement where the aggrieved party can seek civil and criminal relief.

Is it possible to oppose a published trademark in Bangladesh?

Yes, it can be opposed by filing a notice of opposition within the permitted period of two months from the date on which the Trademarks Journal is made available to the general public. The time limit to file for a notice for opposition can be extended by a maximum period of three months after filing a particular request for extension of time period, thrice for one month each after paying the requisite fee.

Does one get any rights by getting their trademark registration in Bangladesh done?

Yes, one can get the following rights after trademark registration in Bangladesh:
  • the exclusive right for using the registered trademark
  • the right to oppose any conflicting applications later
  • the right for requesting the cancellation of a conflicting registration later
  • the right to sue any third parties for infringement or for use of a surprisingly similar trademark
  • the right to license another third parties for using the trademark
  • the right for requesting for the seizure of counterfeit goods by authorities of customs department
  • the right to get compensation for any infringement

Is there a fixed timeline for the approval of trademark registration in Bangladesh?

The average timeline for the registration approval of trademark is 18 to 24 months, in case no objections or oppositions come up.

After trademark registration in Bangladesh, will I enjoy protection in other territories too?

No, the territorial limit of this registration is only in Bangladesh.

What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Bangladesh?

  • words
  • colours/combination of colours
  • names
  • slogans
  • certification marks
  • collective marks
  • service marks
  • signature
>h2>What type of trademark is not allowed to be registered?
  • any scandalous or obscene content or terms
  • marks that are opposing any moral standards or some specific public order or law
  • Use of any marks which can cause confusion or are likely to deceive
  • names of nations, flags of regions or countries, symbols of states, or of some particular international organizations
  • any application that is made in bad intention and faith

When is the renewal of a trademark needed?

Succeeding renewals typically last for a time period of 7 years starting from the renewal date of the registration.

How would I know the renewal date of my trademark?

The first renewal date of a trademark’s registration is 7 years from the date of filing the application. Then, each renewal term is for a period of 10 years.

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