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THE PATENTS AND DESIGNS ACT, 1911

(ACT NO. II OF 1911).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 1st March, 1911  
  
     1 An Act to amend the law relating to the protection of Inventions and Designs
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to the protection of inventions and designs; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
PART I
PATENTS
Application for and Grant of Patent
3. Application
4. Specifications
4A. Time for leaving complete specification
4B. Provisional protection
5. Proceedings upon application
6. Advertisement on acceptance of application
7. Effect of acceptance of application
8. [Repealed]
9. Opposition to grant of patent
10. Grant and sealing of patent
11. Date of patent
12. Effect, extent and form of patent
13. Fraudulent applications for patents
13A. Single patent for cognate inventions
Term of Patent
14. Term of patent
15. Extension of term of patent
15A. Patents of addition
16. Restoration of lapsed patent
Amendment of Application or Specification
17. Amendment of application or specification by Registrar
18. Amendment of specification by the Court
19. Restriction on recovery of damages
Register of Patents
20. Register of Patents
Government
21. Patent to bind Government
21A. Assignment of patent to the Government
Compulsory Licenses and Revocation
22. Compulsory licenses and revocation
23. Revocation of patents worked outside Bangladesh
23A. Operation of order under section 22 or section 23
24. Power of Registrar to revoke surrendered patent
25. Revocation of patent on public grounds
Legal Proceedings
26. Petition for revocation of patent
27. Notice of proceedings to persons interested
28. Framing issue for trial before other Courts
29. Suits for infringement of patents
30. Exemption of innocent infringer from liability for damages
31. Order for inspection, etc., in suit
32. Certificate of validity questioned and costs thereon
33. Transmission of decrees and orders to the Registrar
34. [Omitted]
35. Hearing with assessor
35A. Grant of relief in respect of particular claims
36. Remedy in case of groundless threats of legal proceedings
Miscellaneous
37. Grant of patents to two or more persons
38. Public use or knowledge of invention
38A. Disconformity
39. Loss or destruction of patent
40. Provisions as to exhibitions and readings before learned societies
41. Models to be furnished to the National Museum of Bangladesh
42. Foreign vessels in Bangladesh waters
PART II
DESIGNS
Registration of Designs
43. Application for registration of designs
44. Registration of designs in new classes
45. Certificate of registration
46. Register of Designs
Copyright in Registered Designs
47. Copyright on registration
48. Requirements before delivery on sale
49. Effect of disclosure on copyright
50. Inspection of registered designs
51. Information as to existence of copyright
51A. Cancellation of registration
51B. Registration of designs to bind the Government
Industrial and International Exhibitions
52. Provisions as to exhibitions.
Legal Proceedings
53. Piracy of registered design
54. Application of certain provisions of the Act as to Patents and Designs
PART III
GENERAL
Registration of Designs
Department of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks and Proceedings thereat
55. Appointments of state Registrar, etc.
56. [Omitted]
Fees
57. Fees
Provisions as to Registers and other Documents in the Department of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks
58. Notice of trust not to be entered in registers
59. Inspection of and extracts from registers
59A. Information relating to patents
60. Privilege of reports of Registrar
61. Prohibition of publication of specification, drawings, etc., where application abandoned, etc.
62. Power for Registrar to correct clerical errors
63. Entry of assignments and transmissions in registers
64. Rectification of register
Powers and Duties of Registrar
65. Power of Registrar in proceedings under Act
66. Publication of patented inventions
67. Exercise of discretionary power by Registrar
68. Power of Registrar to take directions of the Government
69. Refusal to grant patent, etc., in certain cases
70. Appeals to the Government
Evidence, etc,
70A. Evidence before the Registrar
71. Certificate of Registrar to be evidence
71A. Evidence of documents in Department of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks
72. Transmission of copies of specifications, etc., and inspection thereof
73. Applications and notices by post
74. Declaration by infant, lunatic, etc.
74A. Security for costs
Agency
75. Subscription and verification of certain documents
76. Agency
Powers, etc. of Government
77. Power for Government to make rules
Offences
78. Wrongful use of words Department of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks
[Reciprocal arrangements with the United Kingdom and other parts of His Majesty’s dominions.
78A. Reciprocal arrangements with the United Kingdom and other parts of His Majesty’s dominions
Savings and Repeal
79. Savings for prerogative
80. [Repealed]
81. [Repealed]
SCHEDULE
 
 

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