Rangpur Shataranji has been recognised as a Geographical Indication (GI) product of Bangladesh after Jamdani.
The Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) on Thursday registered Shataranji as the GI product and handed over a certificate to Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) Chairman Md Mushtaq Hasan during a ceremony.
The DPDT organised a seminar on intellectual property in realising the dream of the father of the nation marking ‘World Intellectual Property Day 2021’ at the Officers Club in the capital on Thursday.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun attended the function as the chief guest.
State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder was present at the seminar as the special guest, while Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana presided over the seminar.
DPDT Deputy Registrar Md Obaidur Rahman presented the keynote address at the seminar.
Industries Additional Secretary Lutfun Nahar Begum and Mohammad Sanowar Hossain discussed the main article, while DPDT Registrar Md Abdus Sattar gave the welcome speech.
On 11th July 2019, BSCIC has submitted an application to DPDT for registration of ‘Rangpur Shataranji’ as a geographical indication product.
In November 2020, the journal titled ‘Shataranji of Rangpur’ was published in GI Journal No-07 by the Bangladesh Forms and Publications Office, Tejgaon in Dhaka.
In this context, the Shataranji was given a Geographical Indication Certificate.
Earlier, Bangladesh's first geographical indication product "Jamdani" was registered by BSCIC in 2016.