Industrial Design application in Bangladesh can be filed in two categories:
Who can apply for Industrial Design registration in Bangladesh?
Any person whether national or foreigner claiming to be the proprietor of a new or an original industrial design may apply to the Registrar of the Department of Patent, design, and Trademarks for the registration of the design in Bangladesh with the following documents. In the case of the foreign application, the application will be submitted through a local agent/Lawyer.
What is industrial design?
In a legal sense, an industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article or product. An industrial design may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape of an article, or two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or colour. In principle, the owner of a registered industrial design or of a design patent has the right to prevent third parties from making, selling or importing articles or product bearing or embodying a design, which is a copy, or substantially a copy, of the protected design, when such acts are undertaken for commercial purposes.
Under section 51-A of the Patent Act, 1911, any person interested may a present a petition for the cancellation of the registration of a design-
(i) At any time after the registration of the design to the High Court Division on any of the following grounds, namely
(ii) That the design has been previously registered in Bangladesh or
(iii) That it has been published in Bangladesh prior to the date of registration or
(iv) That the design is not a new or original design;