In 9 Way We Ensure Trade Registration Process With Ease
The total Trademark process should not require more than a week or two. But it may often take a longer time than as usual. In DPDT (Department of patent, design and trademark) of Bangladesh, a client needs to fill up everything manually, so sometimes it may take longer.
1. A search of Availability:
As a requirement for applying for a Brand name listed in Bangladesh, it is compulsory to find out whether the trademark is already in use or registered by someone else.
Then after searching, the participants need 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 reason notice and may seek a hearing in the matter within three months otherwise; the application will be voided.
7. Acceptance of Application:
If the authority sees the application and its need, the Registrar can agree to take the mark for advertisement.
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 Register on Form TM-5 within two months from the date of the publication.
9. Trademark registration:
If no against party is recognized at the end of the opposition period. And then resolved in favor of the Applicant. The Registrar on payment of the given payment is obliged to issue a Certificate of Registration for the trademark.
The authority issues a registration date after the end of all the procedures. Moreover, the filing date of the application is the registration date of the trademark. Therefore, a trademark is legitimate and valid for the first period of 7 years from the date of filing of the application. Then, it is renewable for successive periods of 10 years.