We have received reports from Bangladesh that the Trade Marks Act 2008 is now in force. The purpose of the new Act is to introduce service mark registration. It is understood that the Ninth Edition of the Nice Classification is being followed.

No further information about the contents of the new law, apart from the introduction of service marks, is known at this time. We understand that multi-class applications are still not accepted, so it seems likely that the introduction of service marks is the only feature of the new law. However, we recommend that any clients who may wish to register trade marks in the service classes should file as soon as possible.

Further information will be posted on this website as and when it is received.