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Intellectual property in Bangladesh

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
You can contact the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) by email at: or
Regional Organisations
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patents and Designs Act, 1911

16 years
Trade Mark Act, 2009

7 years
Patents and Designs Act, 1911

5 years, twice renewable (for 15 years maximum)  
Copyright Act, 2000

60 years after the author's death Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Industrial Models
Not available

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