Trademarks: Bangladesh

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention.

Classification : 5th Edition of Nice Agreement (or up to class 34 of the 8th Edition of Nice classification); Single-Class filings.

What is Registrable : Word Mark, Device mark, Logo, Label which is novel or acceptable in consideration of the Trade Mark Office.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes

Examination : Yes 
Publication : Yes - in the Trade Mark Journal of Bangladesh. 
Opposition : Yes - within 4 months from the date of publication.

Time Frame for Registration : Approximately 3 years.

Registration Term : 7 years – as of filing date 
Renewal Term : 15 Years 
Grace Period for Renewals : None - But it can be restored later.

Use Requirement for filing : The mark can be applied as proposed to be used. But it should be used within five years from the date of filing.

Cancellation : Yes.

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes 
Can pending applications be Assigned ? No

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Not mandatory. 
Can pending application be Licensed ? No 

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Details of the Mark, Class(es) and list of Goods.
  3. Details of the Applicant.
  4. Statement if the mark is to be filed as Proposed-to-use OR actual use in Bangladesh, if based on actual use then the date of first use is required.
  5. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Trade Mark number, class and the mark,
  2. Power of Attorney simply signed.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Trade Mark number, class and the mark 
  2. Old and new, both the names, addresses and nationality. 
  3. A copy of the Deed of the Assignment / the instrument of transfer duly legalized by the Bangladeshi Consulate. 
  4. Status of the Trade Mark (Registered or Pending)
  5. Power of Attorney simply signed.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. Trade Mark number, class and the mark,
  2. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  3. Copy of the Trade Mark Certificate or Journal copy or Journal number. 

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Trade Mark number, class and the mark 
  2. Old and new, both the names, addresses and nationality. 
  3. Status of the Trade Mark (Registered or Pending)
  4. Power of Attorney simply signed.


 

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