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Trademarks in Bangladesh

Bangladesh follows the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement (Ninth Edition). From July 01, 2008, it is possible to get service marks registered in Bangladesh. Multi class filing system is not allowed in Bangladesh.

Trademark filing requirements in Bangladesh:

(i) Trademark
(ii) Full Name, Address, Status and Nationality of the applicant(s). (name of all partners where Applicant is a partnership firm)

(iii) Trade description ( whether Manufacturer, Merchant, Trader, Service Provider)

(iv) International Class
(v) Description of goods or service for which the mark is to be registered.
(vi) The date of use of the Trademark in Bangladesh (if any)

(vii) Translation/ Transliteration of mark, if in language other than English

(viii) Priority details (if any) including Application no.; country and date of filing, Certified copy to be supplied within 6 months of filing Application;

(ix) Duly executed Power of Attorney (Form TM-48) (Notarisation/ legalisation not mandatory)

Trademark Registration in Bangladesh

Following stages are encountered while registering a Trademark in Bangladesh:

  1. Filing of Application
  2. Issuance of Application no. and acknowledgement receipt from the Trademark Office (within a week)
  3. Examination of Application
  4. Issuance of Examination report, if there are any preliminary objections in around 4-8 months
  5. Reply to examination report
  6. Hearing (if Registrar is not satisfied with response)
  7. Acceptance of Application (if reply is found satisfactory or if Registrar is convinced during hearing)
  8. Publication of Trademark Application in the monthly Trade Marks Journal
  9. Opposition within two (2) months from the date of publication of mark
  10. Issuance of Registration Certificate, where no opposition is preferred or opposition is set aside

Term of Registration:

Term of a trademark registration in Bangladesh is seven (7) years and registration can be successively renewed for a term of ten (10) years thereafter.


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