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PATENT APPLICATION FILINGS IN BANGLADESH

Understanding Patent Application Filing in Bangladesh

Who can file the patent application in Bangladesh?

An application for a patent may be filed by any of the following persons, either alone or jointly with any other person, whether he is a citizen of Bangladesh or not:

  • the true and first inventor of the invention;
  • the assignee of a person claiming to be the true and first inventor;
  • the legal representative of any deceased person who immediately before his/her death was entitled to make such an application.

How to file a Patent Application in Bangladesh?

Necessary requirements:

  • Three copies of Patent specification and claims in the English language;
  • Three copies/sets of drawing (if any) – one copy/set of which should be printed on tracing paper or cloth as formal drawings.
  • Complete details regarding the applicant(s) and inventor(s) (names, nationality and address);
  • Duly executed Power of Authority for the Agent;
  • A certified copy of the priority document (if any). If the document is in a language other than English, a verified English translation of the same is also required to be filed at the Bangladesh Patent Office.

Language

All the details and other formal documents must be filed in English.

Sources: The Patents and Designs Act, 1911

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