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Grounds of Trademark Objection in Bangladesh!

The Registrar may object or refuse a trademark application in Bangladesh on the following grounds:

  1. If the trademark comprises or consists of any scandalous or obscene matter; or
  2. The use of the mark would be contrary to any law for the time being in force; or
  3. The use of the mark would be likely to deceive or cause confusion; or
  4. The mark contains any matter likely to hurt the religious susceptibilities of any class of the citizens of Bangladesh;
  5. If the mark is identical with, or is an imitation of, or contains as an element, an armorial bearing, flag or other emblem, a name or abbreviation or initials of the name of, or official sign or hallmark adopted by, any state or international organization created by an international convention, charter or other instruments, unless authorized by the competent authority of that state or organization; or
  6. If the mark would otherwise be disentitled to protection in a court;
  7. If the application is made in bad intention and faith.

In addition, registration of Trademark in Bangladesh can be denied if the trademark is identical or deceptively similar to any registered or pending or well-known trademark.

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