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Hong Kong - Register Trademark

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Introduction

A trade mark is a sign that distinguishes the goods and services of one trader from those of others. A trade mark may include words (may be a personal name), indications, designs, letters, characters, numerals, figurative elements, colours, sounds, smells, the shape of the goods or their packaging or any combination of these. A sign must be capable of being represented graphically in order for it to be registered as a trade mark.

This procedure provides you information on how to register a trademark with Hong Kong's Intellectual Property Department.

Eligibility

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Instructions

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Required Information

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Procedure

  1. Search and Preliminary Advice services: You will need to complete Trade Mark Form T1- Request for search of records , Request for preliminary advice on registrability before applying for a trademark. The search will tell you whether the Department will likely accept your trademark for registration. The search will inform you if there are any identical or similar marks on the Trade Marks Register. The search service fee is HK$400 plus HK$200 per each additional class of goods or services). Alternatively, you can search the Trade Marks Register yourself before making your application at our online Trade Mark Search system - Link.
    Preliminary advice service fee is HK$400 plus HK$200 per each additional class of goods or services. The service will tell you if your mark is sufficiently distinctive or if we may raise any other types of objections against your mark.
  2. Trade mark application form: You will need to complete an application, links are provided under "Documents to Use" section which you can use to download the form/s.
  3. Submitting your application: Submit your application together with the application fee to the "Intellectual Property Department, 24/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China" by post or in person.

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Required Documents

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Fees

Search and Preliminary Advice Services:

  • Search service: HK$400 plus HK$200 per each additional class of goods or services
  • Preliminary advice service fee: HK$400 plus HK$200 per each additional class of goods or services


Application Fees:

  • Register a trade mark in one class of goods or services: HK$2,000
  • For each additional class of goods or services: HK$1,000


Payment can be made by cash or cheque payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong SAR."

Validity

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Documents to Use

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Intellectual Property Department
24/F & 25/F Wu Chung House,
213 Queen's Road East,
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. (Mon - Fri)

Telephone: (852)2961 6901

Fax:
Patents and Designs Registries : (852)2838 6315 / (852)3188 5359
Trade Marks Registry: (852)2838 6082 / (852)2574 4345

Email: enquiry@ipd.gov.hk

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Video

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Registering your trade will give you an exclusive right to use the trade mark in relation to the goods and services for which the mark is registered. If other traders use it in Hong Kong, China in relation to the same or similar goods or services without your consent, they may be liable for infringement of your mark and you may take legal action. If you do not register your mark, it is harder to prove that you are the ‘owner’ of the mark and as such your protection is limited.

External Links

Intellectual Property Department

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