Jamdani, the country’s one of the finest textiles, is going to get registration by this month as Bangladesh’s first Geographical Indication (GI) product, reports UNB.
Senior Secretary of the Industries Ministry M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan made the disclosure while addressing the 56th annual meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva on Tuesday, according to a message on Thursday.
Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) under the Industries Ministry will provide the registration for Jamdani, popularly known as Dhakai Jamdani or Dhakai.
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The historic production of Jamdani was patronised by imperial warrants of the Mughal emperors. The term Jamdani is Persian deriving from 'Jam', meaning flower, and 'Dani', a vase or a container, named after decorative floral patterns found on Dhakai textile.
The secretary said the government attaches highest importance to preserving intellectual property for ensuring knowledge-based industrialisation. “The government has already formulated laws and rules to provide registration for GI products,” he said.
Mosharraf, who led a two-member Bangladeshi delegation to the WIPO meeting, said Bangladesh in association with the WIPO has already implemented the Industrial Property Rights project with a view to preserving, developing and registering intellectual property.