FAQ on patent


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How can patents be worldwide/

At present, you cannot obtain a universal “world patent” or “international patent”. Patents are territorial rights. In general, an application for a patent must be filed, and the patent granted and enforced, in each country in which you seek patent protection for your invention, in accordance with the law of that country. 


How long is a patent good for?

20 years
A U.S. utility patent, explained above, is generally granted for 20 years from the date the patentapplication is filed; however, periodic fees are required to maintain the enforceability of the patent. A design patent is generally granted protection for 14 years measured from the date the design patent is granted.


How much Cost for a patent in Bangladesh?

Application fee is Tk. 10,000/-(Ten thousands )only for 25 pages of specification and 10 claims. More than 25 pages and 10 claims each page and each claim will be charged at Tk. 100/- (One hundred) only.


How much does it cost to patent an invention?

The costs vary considerably from country to country (and even within a country).


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Is a patent valid in every country?

Patents are territorial rights. In general, the exclusive rights are only applicable in the country or region in which a patent has been filed and granted, in accordance with the law of that country or region.


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Do Patents protect services?


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What do u mean by patent pending?

It is a term is used by the manufacturer or seller of an invention to inform consumers and others that a patent application has been filed with the USPTO. Although you don't have a patent yet, being able to say “patent pending” conveys to others that you have taken steps to protect your idea, and warns them that if they try to copy your idea, they may face legal consequences.


What is patent?

For an invention, if there have sn exclusive right granted which is provided by a product or process. 


What is the most common patent?

Utility patents, also known as “patents for invention,” are the most common patents. They are issued in connection with new and useful processes, machines, manufactures, compositions of matter, or improvements.


Who grants patents?

A patent is granted by a national patent office. For Bangladesh it is DPDT.