What is the term of a Patent in Bangladesh? - SSRANA


What is the term of a Patent in Bangladesh?

If there is no opposition or in case of opposition, if the determination is in favour of the applicant of a patent, and if the applicant desires a patent to be sealed, he/she shall file his/her request on Form 8 with prescribed fee in accordance with Rule 23 of the Patents & Designs Rules, 1933 within 24 months or 28 months (as the case may be) from the date of filing.

The term for patents in Bangladesh is 16 years from the date of filing of the application for the patent. It is the responsibility of the patentee to maintain an issued patent by paying the annuities until the patent expires. After 16 years term the invention claimed in the patent falls into the public domain.

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