Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks

Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks
Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks logo.jpeg
Formation2003
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
Websitewww.dpdt.gov.bd

The Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks is the main government department responsible for patents and trademarks in Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2][3]

History

On 11 May 1985, the Government of Bangladesh joined the World Intellectual Property Organization and in February 1999 joined the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. In 1989, the Patent Office and the Trademarks Registry were joined. In 2003, the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) was established in its present form by the Ministry of Industry.[4] It approves geographical indication for products in Bangladesh.[5] In 2018, the DPDT, Ministry of Industries, Government of Bangladesh approved the regulations for using the 'collective mark' of Centre for Policy Research, Bangladesh.[6] It has experienced difficulty coordinating efforts with the Bangladesh Copyright Office.[7]

References

  1. ^ "After Jamdani and Hilsa…". The Daily Star. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Bangladeshi firms slow in innovation". The Daily Star. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "IP rights regulator up for full automation". The Daily Star. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT)". Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ "66 weavers get nod to use GI tag for Jamdani". The Daily Star. 20 October 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  6. ^ "The Regulations 2020". Centre for Policy Research, Bangladesh, 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  7. ^ "TRIPS Agreement and Bangladesh". The Daily Star. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2017.