Intellectual Property Law in Bangladesh

History of the IP system in Bangladesh The earliest legislation found to protect IP in Bangladesh was the Patents, Designs, and Trademarks Act of 1883. However, it was repealed, and the new Patents and Designs Act of 1911 and the Trademarks Act of 1940 were enacted respectively. Then, in 2003, both these Acts were amended, […]

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CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards 2019: 11 Companies Emerged Winners

On December 4, CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards 2019 were conferred on 11 companies for the best portfolios in Trademarks, Designs, and Patents. The awards were given at the Fifth International Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Conference, organized jointly by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), Intellectual Property Office India, and the Department for Promotion of Industry […]

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Facebook Kills Misleading Election Ads, Cites Intellectual Property Reasons

Over the weekend, Facebook (FB) banned a British election ad from the Conservative Party after the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) complained that the footage distorted its journalism. However, it was just for business reasons that had nothing to do with freedom of speech – Intellectual property Rights. The BBC complained that the fifteen seconds ad […]

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NBR Enforces Intellectual Property Rights Rules for Import-export Goods

National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh has recently enforced the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) rules for import and export goods, to prohibit entry and outflow of products that are violating IPRs to and from the nation. Customs wing of the revenue board on 26th November 2019 issued a notification with the rules titled Intellectual Rights […]

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China Bids to Lead Global Organization Protecting Intellectual Property

Beijing, the sprawling capital of China, has bid to lead the world agency that’s supposed to safeguard Intellectual Property (IP) and set international standards for trademarks, copyrights, and patents. To indicate its desire to more effectively manage the international IP system surrounding Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), China had already nominated a candidate to head the […]

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Google Gets Patent from India

Google, the most used web search engine, has recently received a patent from India for its technology that emphasizes monitoring the quality of food within the containers by using sensors. This technology cannot just showcase the food quality condition in real-time but also store data for analysis. Besides, it can inform the user that the […]

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Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) Chief to Head WIPO

The chief executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) – Daren Tang – has recently been put up for the position of director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO is one of the fifteen dedicated agencies under the United Nations and was created to encourage creative activities as well as promote […]

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HC to Hear Suit amid Tea Board and ITC over GI Protected Darjeeling Logo

The Tea Board that had fought and lost the case over the Darjeeling logo in the Calcutta High Court (HC) early this year has recently appealed against the decision in the division bench of the Court for a judicial interpretation to comprehend the importance of the logo. Arun Kumar Ray, deputy chairman of the Tea […]

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Someone Attempts to Trademark a Slogan “OK Boomer” With USPTO

As the slogan “OK Boomer” has gained remarkable attention in the mainstream beyond Generation Z, someone has applied for the Trademark Registration of “OK Boomer” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). TikTok, the incredibly popular video-sharing app, has emerged as a launchpad for various viral memes and internet trends, including “OK Boomer” […]

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LG Enters Patent Infringement Dispute against Hisense

South Korean Electronics Maker LG Electronics Inc., on 5th November 2019, has announced that it filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against Hisense, alleging that the Chinese TV manufacturer has violated its TV-related patents. LG announced that it filed complaints against Chinese and American branches of Hisense in the central district court of California for allegedly […]

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