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Cost, Timeline and Procedure for registration of a trademark in Bangladesh whether no objection or opposition.

A trademark application in Bangladesh can be filed in the prescribed manner for a single class only to the Registrar of Trademarks and obtaining the application number. Multi-class trademark applications cannot be filed in Bangladesh. Application for a Trademark or a Priority Trademark Application claiming priority from a convention country can also be filed in Bangladesh within 6 months from the priority date.
Filing Cost: Official fee with VAT and POA: BDT 5025 or USD 83 + Attorney fee

fter an application is filed, the Registrar examines the trademark for distinctiveness, identical or similarity with existing registered trademarks and general compliance with the requirements of the Law. If the Registrar is satisfied, he issues a Letter of Acceptance for the mark to be advertised in the Trademarks Journal for opposition purposes (smooth case). Otherwise, the Registry raised objection/ refusal notice (OFFICE ACTION) and seeking written reply regarding objections or refusal notice (non-smooth case).


2A: OFFICE ACTION/Examine Prosecution
(Responses, Hearing, Appeal)
Official Fee+Attorney fee: The fees depend on the legal steps

2B: Acceptance

Timeline: in a smooth case the acceptance will be published 6 to 8 months from the date of filing.

After examination, if the Examiner is satisfied as above (stage-2), the Registrar accepts the mark for advertisement in the Trademarks Journal for opposition purposes.
Official fee with VAT: BDT 1150 or USD 20 + Attorney fee

Where no opposition is received or the opposition is determined and resolved in favour of the Applicant, the Registrar is obliged to issue a Certificate of Registration for the trademark on payment of the Prescribed fee.
A registered trademark is valid for an initial period of seven (7) years from the date of filing and renewable thereafter for successive periods of Ten (10) years.

Official fee with VAT+Disbrusment: BDT 17250 or USD 230 +Attorney fee

Filing requirement of a Trademark in Bangladesh

An application for the registration of a trademark shall include the following;

1. Name and full address of the Applicant, if the applicant is a company the name and position of the signatory also be required
2. Status of the applicant i.e. Merchandisers / Manufacturers /Service Providers
3. Details of the Mark /Logo/Device prints or representation.
4. Specification of Goods/Services and Class
5. User date of the mark in Bangladesh (whether the mark is in use or proposed to be used in Bangladesh).
6. General/specific power of attorney (POA) may be required
7. Prescribe fee

 

A Foreign Proprietor can apply for registering of a Trademark in Bangladesh?

Yes, foreign proprietors can apply for registration of a trademark in Bangladesh through a trademark attorney by the signning POA (a prescribed form). The Bangladesh Trademarks Act is TRIPS obedient and provides for the protection of well-known trademarks and recognizes trans-border reputation.