1. Search of Availability:
As a requirement for applying for Brand name enlistment in Bangladesh it is compulsory to find out whether the trademark is already in use or registered by someone else.
Then after searching, the applicant needs to gather the respective registration form from DPDT and submit it after filling properly.
3. Acknowledgment of Application:
The Registrar, after getting the application, issues an Official Filing Receipt. The document comprises related filing details on the trademark.
4. Examination of the Application:
After receiving the application registrar examine the trademark for two issues: a) distinctiveness and b) general compliance with the requirements of the Law.
5. Letter of acceptance:
If the submitted application satisfies all the requirements, the Registrar issues a Letter of Acceptance for a mark that needs to be promoted in the Trade Marks Journal for the purpose of receiving opposition. Otherwise, Registry raised up objections seeking written replies regarding objections.
6. Refusal of Application:
The application may get rejected for several reasons. However, when it happens then the customer must submit a reply to the show-cause notice and may seek a hearing in the matter within three months otherwise; the application will be voided.
7. Acceptance of Application:
If the examiner acknowledges the application and its requirements, the Registrar can agree to take the mark for advertisement in the Trade Marks Journal.
When a trademark advertisement is done for the opposition in the Trade Mark Journal, a notice of Opposition might be provided to the person to the Registrar on Form TM-5 within two months from the date of the publication.
9. Trademark registration:
If no opposition is recognized at the end of the opposition period or the opposition is determined and then resolved in favor of the Applicant, the Registrar on payment of the prescribed payment is obliged to issue a Certificate of Registration for the trademark.