Bangladesh Trademark Registration Guide



Bangladesh is a developing country in South Asia. Its economy is dominated by agricultural products such as rice, tea and mustard. The ready-made garments industry accounts for nearly 80% of the country’s export revenue.


Although Bangladesh is exempt from implementing the general provisions of TRIPS until 2013, it is already working towards compliance with TRIPS by gradually improving manpower skill and modernizing its Intellectual Property Office through complete automation.



Overview of our services in Bangladesh:

Trademark Registration and Prosecution

Trademark Search and Watch

Opposition and cancellation actions

Trademark Renewal


IP Authority

Department of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Ministry of Industries (MOI)


Main Trade Mark Legislation

Trade Marks Act, 2009

Trade Marks Rules, 1963



Paris Convention

TRIPS Agreement


Multi-Class Application

Not available. A separate application is required for each class.


Series Mark Application



Opposition Period

2 months from the publication date.


Filing Requirements

Applicant’s name

Applicant’s address

Country of incorporation

Specimen of mark

Specification of goods / services

Power of Attorney


Registrable unconventional trademarks



Term of Registration

7 years from the date of application.


Non-Use Period for Cancellation

5 years


Renewal Term

10 years from the renewal date of the registration.


Border Enforcement by Customs Official



All information provided by LJ Vernus in this document is provided as a source of general information. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, it should not be treated as the basis for formulating formal decisions without professional advice.