T1: How long will it take to conduct a trademark search?
21 days.

T2: Does Bangladesh use the International Classification?
Yes (45 classes).

T3: Are there any goods or services for which the mark cannot be registered?

T4: Does the specification of goods in any class limits the protection to the specified goods, or does it give additional protection to all the goods in the class?
The specifications of goods limit the protection to the specific goods.

T5: Can a trademark be registered in the name of more than one applicant ( i.e. joint application)? If so, what are its requirements?
Yes, a power of attorney in the name of the applicants.

T6: Can an application be filed without its complete documents? If yes, what is the deadline for filing the documents?

T7: Can an application be filed on claiming priority without priority documents? 

T8: Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?

T9: May priority be claimed under the Paris Convention?

T10: What is the term of protection of a trademark? From what date is it calculated?
First 7 years and hen 10 Years. Date of registration.

T11: Is marking compulsory and, if so, how should marking be made?

T12: In case a trademark is not renewed in due time, and another company registers the same trademark, can the original owner oppose the registration or not?
Yes, based on prior use.

T13: Can a mark in a trademark application be amended?

T14: If the trademark had been filed incorrectly in the first, what documentation would be required to amend the official register to show the correct details?
This is usually corrected without any documents. But sometimes relevant proof of documents must be submitted if the examiner wishes.

T15: Is use required before registration or for maintaining the registration in force?
Use is not required before registration or for maintenance, but non-use may make the registration of mark liable to cancellation on application by an aggrieved person.

T16: Is use of the trademark on one item sufficient to maintain the protection for all the goods covered by the registration?

T17: What are the types of use required?
It is not required to prove use of the trademark unless instructed otherwise by the trademark Registrar, in this case, we may submit sales, exhibitions, advertisements, bills ... etc..

T18: Can the assignment of an application be recorded?
Yes. It is compulsory. 

T19: Can recordals such as change of name, address, merger, assignment, license, etc., be made against pending applications?

T20: Can an assignment be made with or without the goodwill? 

T21: Can the trademark application be opposed and what is the opposition period?
Yes. Two months from the date of publication in the official journal.


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