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Legal Basis: Patent & Designs Act, 1911
Patent & Designs Rules, 1933
Applicant: Any person claiming to be the true and first inventor may file an application in the prescribed form, in the Department of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks for a Patent to protect his invention in Bangladesh.
Examination: The submitted applications are considered for substantive examination according to the provisions of the Act.
Term: Life of Patents in Bangladesh is 16 years from the date of filing or from the convention date subject to payment of renewal fees annually after the fourth year.
Convention: Bangladesh is a member of the Paris Convention and priority can be claimed within one year from first of the applications filed in any Member country.
Priority cannot be claimed from PCT application even if it
designates one of these countries.
Documents Required: The following documents are required to file a patent application –