Helping clients identify, protect and leverage the value of their intellectual assets is the core of our IP practice. Our full service intellectual property team comprises litigators, transactional lawyers, registered patent attorneys and counselors with extensive experience in government and a wide range of industries and scientific disciplines. Our patent, trademark and copyright teams work together seamlessly to handle any intellectual property issue that may arise. We partner with our clients to develop their desired outcomes and conceive and execute strategies to reach their goals.
A patent is granted for technical inventions which stand out from prior art in the technical field concerned, meaning that they are “new” and based on an “inventive step”.
Prior art includes all oral and written descriptions and every use made available to the public before the date of filing of the patent.
The subject of the patent application is only considered “new” if it has not been made available to the public before the date of filing, whether orally or in writing or in any other manner. A publication of the invention before the date of filing, even by the inventor himself, can be used to argue that the invention does not fulfill the requirement of “novelty.” If this is the case, the inventor will no longer be able to obtain a legally valid patent. It is better to act on the principle of “apply first, publish later.”
The invention which is the subject of the application must also meet another requirement for protection – “inventive step,” meaning that it must exhibit a sufficient difference from prior art.
An invention that is the subject of a patent application is examined by the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) to determine whether it meets the requirements for protection. If it does, a patent will be granted.
The term of a patent is a maximum of 20 years. In order to maintain the monopoly right conferred by the patent, an annual renewal fee must be paid from the third year of the patent term onwards.
Design Registration in Bangladesh has been made easy and simple. We have expertise in:
- Conducting Pre-Filing Search
- Preparation and Filing of Application for the Registration of Designs
- Designs Renewal & Maintenance
- Infringement Analysis
- Assignment & Licensing
- Recording of Change of Name or Address