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CLIP is a platform for intellectual property education, research, training, and consultation in Bangladesh.

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First of its Kind

CLIP is the first of its kind IP center in Bangladesh

Specialized IP Education

We have a team with WIPO Academy and Max Planck Institute alumni

Great Academic Experience

Our members have teaching experience in IP at University level

Research Publications

Our team published in global IP journal

Real Life Experience

Our members have real life experience with IP matters

Unique Global Exposure

Our team members have been exposed to the global IP atmosphere

IDEA Scholarship

Inclusive Diversity by Educational Access (IDEA) Scholarship

We are committed to contributing to the inclusive diversity by providing educational access to the students, at Bangladeshi Universities, who: a) have financial hardships, b) are less-represented, and c) aspire to become change-makers. With the generous support from our donors and contributions from CLIP, we provide IDEA Scholarships to the eligible students.

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We have a dynamic team consisting of IP experts from home and abroad.

Our team is composed of a dynamic group of intellectual property experts from both home and abroad. With diverse backgrounds and expertise, our team is well-equipped...

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Knowledge Driven

We foster new knowledge and skills

Inclusively Innovative

We nurture creative and diverse ideas

Socially Responsive

We promote socially responsive IP system

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Innovations in Patents: AI's Role from Drafting to Examination – Insights from the WIPO and Future Considerations

Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) is a general-purpose technology that is significantly influencing today’s digital economy and society. In…

Obvious Inventions

Author:  Fidelice   Opan y Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Patents Law, N on-obviousness,  Intellectual Property, TRIPS Agreement           I…

Compulsory Licensing under the Bangladesh Patents Act, 2022: A reflective overview

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Frequently Asked Quetions

Please read our FAQ's to understand the IP in Bangladesh

What is intellectual property (IP)?

Intellectual property (IP) is the asset or property that emanates from human intellect, ingenuity or creativity. As opposed to corporeal/ tangible property, IP is intangible in nature and enjoys statutory protection as per the law of a given country.

What is the importance of intellectual property?

Like tangible properties, intellectual properties are valuable assets for their proprietors. Specially for business they can be more valuable than tangible assets. Intellectual properties can be transacted like any other corporeal properties in exchange of money. For example, an innovator, by securing patent registration, can license a third party to exploit his invention in return for royalty. A novelist can license a publisher to publish his work in exchange for royalty. A proprietor can sell his registered trademark for money with or without his tangible property.

What are the main fields of intellectual property?

Traditionally, the intellectual property regime had components like trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets. With the growth of industry and development of technology, the intellectual property regime has expanded to protect many more fields such as utility models, computer software, layout design of integrated circuits, geographical indications, certification marks, etc.

Which authorities are responsible for the management of IP in Bangladesh?

The Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) under the Ministry of Industry, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is responsible for the management of trademarks, patents, industrial designs, geographical indications, certification marks, etc. For more: http://www.dpdt.gov.bd The Copyright Office under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is responsible for the management of copyrights and related rights. For more: http://www.copyrightoffice.gov.bd

How can you protect intellectual property in Bangladesh?

Primarily, trademarks, patents, industrial designs, geographical indications, certification marks, collective marks must be registered after exhausting all the relevant statutory provisions of law through the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT). Copyrights, on the other hand, enjoy automatic protection from the moment the work is expressed in a tangible medium without any need of legal formality. However, a copyright holder may register the work by following the relevant legal formalities through the Copyright Office of Bangladesh.

What are the key statutes for the protection of IP in Bangladesh?

At the moment, following statutes are in force to protect IP in Bangladesh. The Trademarks Act, 2009 Act No. XIX of 2009 The Copyright Act, 2000 Act No. XXVIII of 2000 The Bangladesh Patent Act, 2022 Act No. V of 2022 The Patents and Designs Act, 1911 (Act No. II of 1911) (only the industrial design part is currently in force) The Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 2013 Act No. LIV of 2013 For more: http://www.dpdt.gov.bd For more: http://www.copyrightoffice.gov.bd

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