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Bashundhara Group receives Intellectual Property Protection Award

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24 February, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bashundhara Group receives Intellectual Property Protection Award
On behalf of Bashundhara Group, its Company Secretary Naseemul Hye receives the Intellectual Property Protection Award from Bangladesh Copyright Board President Sabiha Parveen at a function in the capital on Wednesday. —sun Photo

Bashundhara Group, the largest industrial conglomerate of the country, has received the Intellectual Property Protection Award for logging ‘highest number of registration’ with the copyright office.

On behalf of Bashundhara Group, its Company Secretary Naseemul Hye received the certificate of honour from Bangladesh Copyright Board President Sabiha Parveen at a function on Wednesday.

Registrar of Copyrights Jafor Raja Chowdhary was also present at the awards ceremony held at Bangladesh Copyright Office in the capital’s Agargaon area.

The national level award recognises valuable contributions of individuals and organisations to promoting copyright through responsible activities.

Earlier in April last year, State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid announced the intellectual property protection award to recognise contributions to protecting intellectual property through copyright registration.

The handover of the awards for the years of 2020 and 2021 was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Registrar Jafor Raja Chowdhary said the copyright office always tries to promote organisations and individuals who contribute to innovative works.

In a reaction, Naseemul Hye, also senior executive director of Bashundhara Group, said the award is not only an honour to the country’s largest industrial conglomerate but also recognition for companies having products in the global market.

“Copyright certificate is important for those organisations that export products and services abroad. Through the copyright certificate, we can prove that the company complies with good governance,” he said appreciating the role of the copyright office.

Naseemul urged the authorities concerned to continue giving the award to recognise Bangladeshi companies having activities across the world.

VITTI Sthapati Brindo (Bangabandhu Mausoleum), Habibullah Al Imran (Digital Painting of Bangabandhu) and Bank Asia (First IP registered financial institution) also received the award along with Bashundhara Group for the year of 2020.

The winners of 2021 are Mostafizur Rahman and Faizur Rahman Siddique (Crop-field portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman), PHP Group (Book on folk song), IPDC (Folk song promotion) and Master Academy (Computer programming training).

Bangladesh Copyright Office was established in 1967 to register the ownership of intellectual property as a quasi-judiciary organisation.