We are specialized in Patent advisory, prosecution and protection. We represent our clients in Patent Search, Drafting and Filing of Patent Application, Grant of Application, Sealing or Registration of Patent, Payment of Annuities, Assignment or licencing, Infringement Investigations, Oppositions, Sending Legal Notices and Filing Litigation in Bangladesh.
The Patent & Design Wings of the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks accepts Ordinary Application, Provisional Application, Complete Application and Convention Application of Patent Invention.
Bangladesh is a member state of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. Therefore, it is possible to file a Patent Application with conventional priority within the deadline of 12 months.
PCT Application is not applicable as Bangladesh is not a member of PCT.
The Patents Rights in Bangladesh are ensured by The Patents and Designs Act, 1911 and The Patent and Design Rules, 1933.
*The true and first inventor of the invention
*The assignee of a person claiming to be true and first inventor
*The authorised legal representative of a deceased person
An Invention is considerable to be Patented in Bangladesh must contain the following requirements -
*Have a practical existence
*Have novelty, usefulness and be non-obvious
*Not being contrary to morality or law
*Meet Conventional priority deadline of 12 months
In accordance with Section 14 of the Patent and Design Act, 1911, the term of every patent is limited for sixteen years from its date. Annuity must be paid before expiration of 4th year in respect of 5th year and continuously each year up to 16th. If fail to meet the deadline of annuity payment, the authority accepts final extension of maximum 3 months from date of expiration with prescribed request and fees. Failure of paying the prescribed annuity fees within the final deadline will lead the patent abandoned.