How to availability SEARCH of a Trademark in Bangladesh?
Search is not mandatory but is advisable for the following two reasons; It will help one in determining whether the application has a chance for success, or whether it would be a waste of time and money to try and register it in its present form. It will also help one avoid trademark infringement and potential lawsuits if one went straight ahead in applying for registration.
Before applying for the registration of a trademark, an applicant may conduct a search to find out whether the trademark is registrable or not and whether there exists in the records a trademark, which could be confused with the intended trademark. An application for search and preliminary advice by the registrar should be made by the prospecting proprietor or his agent on Form TM-04.
Word Mark Search in Bangladesh
Word mark search edition of Bangladesh follows the Nice Classification and trademark applications can be filed for goods in classes 1-34 and services in classes 35-45. Searches in Bangladesh can be conducted for the desired class and associated classes. It is advisable to conduct comprehensive trademark clearance search in Bangladesh to ascertain availability of the proposed mark and also to overcome any objection and opposition with respect to mark later on. Along with trademark search, it is also advisable to do a comprehensive company search and domain search of the proposed trademark in Bangladesh.
Device Mark Search in Bangladesh
It is advisable to conduct a comprehensive search for a figuration trademark. The device marks include individual marks such as stylized letters, numerals, shapes, plants, celestial bodies, living creatures etc. or combination of marks containing device marks. A device mark search in Bangladesh can be conducted amongst the marks filed and registered as per the Vienna code classification.
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