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Patents in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is member Paris Convention, therefore, it is possible to file Patent Application with conventional prority in Bangladesh with priority claims. Bangladesh is not member of PCT therefore filing national phase is not possible, and if 12 months deadline is over,  it is possible to file an application without prioirty claim. The total term of Patent is 20 years in Bangladesh.

Patent filing requirements in Bangladesh:

  1. Name, address and nationality of the Applicant (s) and inventor (s)
  2. Complete Specification in English (comprising description, claims, abstract and formal drawings, if any)
  3. Assignment Document by Inventors in favour of Applicant, where Applicant is not the sole inventor
  4. Power of Authority by Applicant
  5. Priority details (including  Patent Application number, date and country of origin) where priority is claimed. Certified copy of priority document  must be filed within 3 months of filing of Patent Application in Bangladesh 
  6. Verified/ notarised English translation of the priority document if priority document is in any language other than English.

Patent prosecution in Bangladesh:

  1. Filing Of Patent Application
  2. Preliminary Examination of Patent Application
  3. Acceptance and Publication of Patent Application within 18 months
  4. Opposition period 4 months from date of Publication
  5. Sealing and Grant of Patent, after payment of Sealing/ Grant fee; if there is no opposition or if the opposition has been decided in favour of Applicant
  6. Issuance of Letter Patent document
  7. Payment of renewal fee to keep the Patent in force

Term of Patent:

The total term of Patent is only 20 years.

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