Registration Procedure of an Industrial Design in Bangladesh
An application for the registration of industrial design should be made in the prescribed form either 15 or 16 or 17. If the design is to be applied to any single article, the application should be made on form-15, but if it is intended to be applied to a number of articles of the same general character, comprising a set, it should be made on form-17, if it is intended to claim priority the application should be made on form-16. If the applicant claims the right of priority of an earlier application filed in another country which is a party to Paris convention he/she is required to file his/her application within a period of six months from the date of the first application and to append to his application a written declaration to the effect that the claim of priority, indicating certain details regarding the earlier application, and to furnish a certified copy of the earlier application.
Application on the prescribed form shall be accompanied by exactly similar four copies of representation of the article clearly showing the features of the design by different views and stating names of the views. The representation may contain drawing or photographs or specimens of the design where applicable.
(C) Power of Attorney:
If the applicant does not want to file his/her application in a person, then he/she will have to submit Power of Attorney.
The fee payable for any class is shown in the fee schedule. The fee may be paid by way of pay order/cheque in favour of Registrar, DPDT.
(E) Statement of Novelty:
The applicant should endorse the application and each of the representations a brief statement of the novelty for which he/she seeks protection. This may be done when he/she files the application or at any time before registration is finally effectuated.
(F) Endorsement of disclaimers:
Statement of the novelty will contain a disclaimer to the effect that no right is claimed over the use of Trademarks, any mechanism, letters, words, numbers etc.
(G) Duration of Registration of Design:
The registration of the industrial design is valid for 5 years from the date of application. The period may be extended by two further periods each of 5 years on the application before the expiry of the copyright.
(H) Classification of Goods:
For purpose of registration of industrial design, goods to which the design is to be applied are divided into fourteen class.