Imran Siddiq


The Law Counsel
City Heart (14th Floor)
Suite 15/1, 67 Naya Paltan
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Tel: +88 024 934 9647-8


Imran Siddiq of The Law Counsel has a large intellectual property law practice and is well reputed for his expertise in IP litigation, particularly in relation to trade mark and patent infringement.

Imran regularly advises foreign companies regarding the registration of trademarks and patents, as well as general compliance with intellectual property legislation in Bangladesh.

Recently he represented Novartis in a trademark appeal in the Supreme Court which culminated in an out of court settlement. He has also advised Easy Jet (United Kingdom) in a potential passing off action. Mr. Siddiq is currently representing companies based in Singapore and Hong Kong regarding protection of their intellectual property rights.

The Law Counsel has a dedicated team engaged in registering foreign trademarks in Bangladesh and attending hearings before the Trademarks Registry when objections are raised to the registration. The firm also regularly represents clients in passing-off and trademark litigation before the District Court and the Supreme Court. Recently the firm represented a Swiss multi-national pharmaceutical company in a trademark appeal in the Supreme Court which culminated in an out of court settlement.

The firm carries out searches and background checks of entities in breach of trademark laws in order to advise on the feasibility of pursuing trademark claims. The firm has recently advised a leading information technology company on copyright issues involved in offering access to movies/music via an online store. The firm is currently advising a Hong Kong based company and a Thailand based corporation with regard to registration of trademarks and industrial design in Bangladesh.

The firm has collaborated with foreign firms such as Irfan and Irfan, Pakistan and United Trademark and Patent Services, UAE in taking steps against infringement of foreign trademarks in Bangladesh.

The Law Counsel is one of the leading law firms in Bangladesh with an associated office in London. The firm provides a wide range of legal services and acts as legal adviser to many commercial banks and business houses and assisted by efficient legal support personnel it represents clients from both home and abroad.

Our primary objective is the success of our clients. In pursuing this objective we have built on our traditions of excellence and integrity and gathered together, in one firm, an outstanding group of lawyers each with diverse talents to serve a broad client base. The firm benefits from the experience of retired members of the judiciary and also from legal consultants in the U.K. and USA.