The Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) under the Industries Ministry has recognised the "Tangail Saree" as a Geographical Indication (GI) product of the country and a gazette notification in this regard will be published on Thursday.
Zakia Sultana, senior secretary of the Ministry of Industries, confirmed this development.
She said the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) under the Industries Ministry has recognised Tangail Saree as a GI product of Bangladesh.
DPDT recognizes and certifies GI products under the Ministry of Industry by the norms of the International Property Rights Organisation (WIPO).
Earlier on Tuesday, the district administration applied to get the GI rights of the Tangail Saree, an ancient tradition of Bangladesh. Tangail Deputy Commissioner Kaisaru Islam made this application to the DPDT.
On February 3, a news item was published that the Tangail Saree is not Bangladesh's, but India's.