(WIPO code: BD) (latest review May 2022)

by KATZAROV S.A., Geneva, Switzerland

General Information


146,000 sq. km.


164,098,818 (estimated July 2021).




Bangla (official).


Bangladeshi taka.


Foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, crude oil and raw materials for industries.


Mainly raw jute, jute goods, hides, skins, tea, paper, newsprint, ready made garments, fertilizer, fish and vegetables.

Main Industries

Jute, cotton textiles, sugar, newsprint, pharmaceuticals, petroleum products, chemicals, paints and varnishes, matches, manufacture of cigarettes, fertilizers from natural gas, steel mills, engineering goods, handloom cloth and garments.

Main Products

Rice, wheat, pulses, sugar cane, jute, tea, rubber, newsprint, tobacco leaves, rayon and natural gas.

General Remarks


Most of the laws of British India have been adopted by Bangladesh as by the other States, which were part and parcel of the British Empire. These adoptions have been made by Laws Continuance Enforcement Orders, though later amendments have been made wherever required.

New laws relating to patents and designs are being drafted and will come into force only from a date which is yet to be communicated. A new Trademarks Act has been in force since 2009, now making it possible to file applications for the registration of service marks.