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Trademarks Act, 2009

Trademarks Act, 2009

An Act to repeal, amend, consolidate and re-enact the laws
relating to trademarks.
Whereas, it is expedient and necessary to repeal, amend,
consolidate and re-enact the laws relating to trademarks;
It is hereby enacted, as follows :

Trademark Journal (No. 295) Published in Bangladesh

Trademark Journal (No. 295) Published in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Trade Marks Journal No. 295 has been published under the direction of the Registrar, Department of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Trade Marks Journal No. 295 has been received by the Registrar, Department of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Dhaka on June 30, 2020.  The prescribed Opposition period for published trademarks of this Journal will expire on August 30, 2020.

The Trade Marks Journal No. 295 has published marks in which the printing fee has been received by the Trademark Office within the period of October 2018 – March 2019.

Copyright Law in Bangladesh (Copy Right Act, 2000)

Copyright Law in Bangladesh (Copy Right Act, 2000)

It contains different provisions relating to computer programs and digital media copyrights, database, rental rights, cinema, literature related rights, dramatic rights, musical rights, artistic rights, cinematograph rights, sound recordings rights, broadcasting rights, performer’s rights, phonograms rights, etc. It also provides a number of provisions for uses of protected works without seeking permission from authors for the purpose of fair dealings, such as private study, private use, research, criticisms, review, reporting current events in a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical, in cinematograph films by broadcast or by pho-tograph. The law also provides some other provisions to use a protected work without authorization from an author in cases of official gazettes, reports of various commissions, committees’ boards or councils appointed by government or other similar bodies, if it is not expressly prohibited to publish. Similarly, a number of some other provisions also exist in law under which users are given powers to use freely of the protected works in cases of sound recordings, cinematographic film, computer programs under certain exceptional cases. Copyright is a property right that subsists in certain specified types of works as provided in the act for the owner or creator of those specified subsists. The owner of the copyright subsisting in his work the exclusive right to do certain acts in relation to the work such as making a copy, broadcasting or selling copies to the public. These are examples of the acts which are directly restricted by 2P. Narayanan (2001), “Intellectual Property Law (3rd Edition)”, Kolkata-New Delhi: Eastern La

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Bangladesh

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Bangladesh

Bangladesh inherited the legal framework on intellectual property (IP) dating back to British India. The Patents, Designs, and Trademarks Act of 1883 is the earliest legislation found to
protect IP. Subsequently, it was repealed and the new Patents and Designs Act was enacted in
1911 and the Trademarks Act in 1940. In 2003, both the Patents and Designs Act, 1911 and the
Trademarks Act, 1940 were amended and the Department of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks
(DPDT) was formed under the Ministry of Industries merging two independently operational
offices – the Patent Office and the Trademark Registry Office.In 2008, the Trademarks
The ordinance was promulgated and in 2009, the Trademarks Act was enacted.
The copyright system in Bangladesh was originated from the British copyright system and later the
copyright ordinance, 1962, an amalgamation of existing different copyright laws was
promulgated. This ordinance was administered up to 1999. After that, the Copyright Act, 2000
was enacted in 2000 and was amended in 2005.
Also, “The Penal Code of Bangladesh” comprises several penal laws against the violations
of various intellectual property rights (IPR).
Bangladesh participated in the convention establishing the World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO) on May 11, 1985. Bangladesh became a member of the Paris Convention
for the Protection of Industrial Property in 1991 and the Berne Convention for the Protection
of Literary and Artistic Works in 1999.
Bangladesh is a signatory of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which came into force on January 1, 1995.
The TRIPS Agreement sets detailed, compulsory, and common standards for all countries
following the dispute settlement system of the WTO. Being a member of LDCs Bangladesh is
enjoying the extended transition period to bring herself into compliance with its rules.

Trademark Infringement: What Remedies are available in Bangladesh?

Trademark Infringement: What Remedies are available in Bangladesh?

What Actions Can Be Taken Against Trademark Infringement in Bangladesh? The following remedies are available for trademark infringement. an injunction restraining further use of the infringing mark; damages or an account of profits; and an order for delivery up of infringing labels and marks for destruction or erasure.

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