Understanding Law related to Patents in Bangladesh
What is a patent in Bangladesh?
The patent right is granted in Bangladesh as per the Patent & Design Act, 1911 & Patents & Designs Rules 1933.
Who can apply for a patent in Bangladesh?
In accordance to section 3 of Patent & Design Act, 1911 the application can be made by any of the following persons, either alone or jointly with any other person, whether he is a citizen of Bangladesh or not:
· the true and first inventor of the invention;
· the assignee of a person claiming to be the true and first inventor;
· the legal representative of any deceased person who immediately before his/her death was entitled to make such an application.
What is Patentable in Bangladesh?
Under Section 2 (8) the Act, an invention means any manner of new manufacture and includes an improvement and an alleged invention.
|Relevant Office||Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT), Ministry of Industries, Dhaka|
|Law in Force||Patents & Designs Act 1911 & Patents & Designs Rules 1933|
|PCT Contracting State||NO|
|Document(s) required for filing patent application||Name, address and nationality of the applicant(s) and the inventor(s). Three copies of Patent specification and claims in the English language; Three copies/sets of drawing (if any) – one copy/set as formal drawings. Duly executed Power of Authority for the Agent; A certified copy of the priority document (if any).|
|Prosecution Process||Filing of Patent Application Preliminary Examination of Patent Application Acceptance and Publication of Patent Application within 18 months Opposition (4 months from date of Publication) Sealing and Grant of Patent|
|Registration Term||16 years from the date of registration|
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