Intellectual Property Matters
The cultural, industrial, and economical development of the country depends on the progress of intellectual Property. Intellectual property is the things that are created by the human thought; it is the result of intellectual activities. Simply it refers copyright, trademark, patent design, trade secrets and geographical indications etc. Very broadly, it means the legal rights which result from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, etc.
To the perspective of Bangladesh law and act Intellectual Property (IP) law is not a new idea but the implement and the activities of those law are not that much active in compare with the new world’s IP law. Now a days as business and commerce is going. Government has felt a need for enacting new laws and updating old laws. Besides people are becoming more and more concerned with their Intellectual Property Rights. Trade mark registration for local and foreign mark is a common area of practice where lawyers are actively involved. Similarly registration of industrial design, copyrights and also registration of patent right is becoming popular.
As we provide legal service for business enterprises, we have been engaged in filing Intellectual Property rights in a number of occasions in the last few years. Our ADR & Tribunal Team has gradually developed their expertise in this area.
“Their response times are excellent and they make you feel generally very well informed.”
– Chambers & Partners, 2018
“The ‘very responsible, responsive and knowledgeable’ Mohammed Forrukh Rahman heads the firm..”
– Legal 500, 2018
Rahman’s Chambers has an impressive history of assisting clients both nationally and internationally in securing their Intellectual Property rights. Our services includes registration of IP rights and also dealing with disputes arising out of such rights. In recent years, we have witnessed demand from international client over filing several trademark in Bangladesh territories relating to different kind of products e.g. fruits, musical item etc. Our services are more elaborately described below:
We have successfully trademark registration services to a number of local and foreign clients. The services of the Chambers include:
- Registration to identify classes of goods and advise on possible Trademark registration options.
- TM-48 Authorization.
- Filing of the application including search, advertisement and payment of fees.
- Challenges and appeal hearings before the Registrar.
- Assignments of Trademarks.
- Resolve dispute using ADR for infringement, passing off, misuse etc.
- Suits for infringement, passing off, misuse etc.
The Chambers assist in the following ways:
- Due process and communicate on its behalf with the Department of Patents, Designs & Trademarks and Deputy Registrar of Patents and Designs.
- Technologist and/or entrepreneur with technology transfer
- Registering industrial Designs
- Foreign investment through patent information
- Conduct patent and/or design related litigation representing a client.
Registration of copyright under the Copyright Act is voluntary and not obligatory. The certificate issued by the registrar of copyright constitutes prima-facie evidence of ownership of copyright. Registration process in the office is manual not automated. The copyright board acts as an appellate authority and is deemed to be civil court. The Chambers assist clients with different types of copyrights issues including registration.
Industrial design refers to the right granted in many countries, pursuant to a registration system, to protect the original Ornamental and non-functional features of an industrial article or product that result from design activity. In Bangladesh, designs are registered and governed according to the provisions of the Patent and Designs Act, 1911. The design of an article may be registered if the shape, configuration, pattern or ornament given to it by any industrial process or means is new or original it is not previously in Bangladesh. Our Firm is capable of providing services of for registration of industrial design.
Our Related Clients
- Music Group IP Ltd
- Sabrostar Fruit Company S.A
- UAE Bangladesh Investment Company Limited (UBICO)