Trademark Registration in Bangladesh
Any person can file a Trademark Application in Bangladesh for obtaining Trademark Registration in Bangladesh. Bangladesh provides territorial protection to Trademarks. As per section 24 of the Trademarks Act, 2009- No protection can be sought, if there is no registration. A Foreign Person or Entity can file a trademark in his/its own name in Bangladesh.
Procedure and Time of Trademark Registration in Bangladesh
Smooth Cases: (Usually Three Steps)
|Stages||Work||Proximate Time of MentorIP’s Service||Comment|
|Step 1||Trademark Application||1 W/D|| |
Proximate time for Filing to registration is 8-12 months.
|Step 2||Journal Publication Fee Submission/Trademark Publication||1 W/D|
|Step 3||Trademark Registration Fee Submission||1 W/D|
However, a trademark application may face the following steps where it is objected from the office or opposed by any 3rd party.
|Step 1A||Objection Reply||3 W/D||Optional|
Examination notice will be issued after 3-6 months of filing trademark application in Bangladesh. If the application is objected, then the next step is objection reply. From Step 1 to examine the application it may take 2-6 months.
|Step 1B||Objection Hearing||Usually 1 day of hearing suffice||Optional|
If the Examination is objected and if hearing is required.
|Step 2A||Trademark Opposition||Please check out the procedure of our Trademark opposition part.||Optional |
After journal publication, registration of your trademark can be opposed by any 3rd party. A Trademark opposition can add extra 10-14 months or more with the registration process.