The Registrar may accept or refuse the application subject to the provisions of the ordinance. A trademark application in Bangladesh can be refused/ objected by the Registrar on the following grounds:
- The mark is similar/ identical to an earlier trademark for the same or similar goods/services.
- The mark is similar/identical to an earlier trademark in respect of different goods/services.
- The mark is a commonly used and accepted name of any single chemical element or single chemical compound.
The above categories of marks may however be registered if the proprietor of the earlier trademark consents to its or there has been an honest concurrent use of the later mark.