The Industries Ministry on Thursday unveiled the online service for registration of patents, designs and trademarks alongside other services, including intellectual properties.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu inaugurated the online service of the Department of Patents, Design and Trademarks (DPDT) as chief guest at a program in Dhaka's BIAM Foundation auditorium, according to an official handout.
Industries Secretary Mohammad Abdullha addressed the program as special guest with DPDT Registrar Md Sanowar Hossain in chair.
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Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu inauguratedsthe online service of the Department of Patent, Design and Trademarks (DPDT) at the BIAM Foundation Auditorium in Dhaka on January 18, 2018 Courtesy
Prime Minister's Office A2I Project Representative Md Luthfur Rahman and DPDT Deputy Registrar Mohiuddin Al Faruq also spoke at the function, among others.
According to the handout, the DPDT received applications for 10,258 patents, 25,151 designs and 2,39,264 trademarks between 1972 and December 2017.
Among those applications, the DPDT gave registrations for 5,642 patents, 15,397 designs and 53,525 trademarks, the handout reads.