Web Exclusive | October 2016
Jamdani muslin to get global patent
Jamdani, one of Bangladesh’s finest muslin textiles, is set to be registered as the country’s first Geographical Indication (GI) product.
Senior Secretary of the Industries Ministry M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan made the disclosure while addressing the 56th meeting of WIPO in Geneva. The Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) under the Industries Ministry will provide the registration for Jamdani, popularly known as Dhakai Jamdani or Dhakai.
The Secretary said that the Government attaches highest importance to preserving IP for ensuring knowledge-based industrialisation. Mosharraf, who led a two-member Bangladeshi delegation to the WIPO meeting, said Bangladesh in association with the WIPO has already implemented the IP rights project with a view to preserving, developing and registering intellectual property.