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Register your Hong Kong Trademark


We provide specialized support for businesses seeking trademark registrations in Hong Kong. The process begins with thorough trademark searches to assess availability and registrability, minimizing the risk of refusal or opposition. We assist in drafting and submitting trademark applications, ensuring compliance with Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (IPD) requirements.
 

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How to register a Trademark in Hong Kong

Registering a trademark in Hong Kong involves several steps to ensure legal protection for your brand identity. Here's a guide on how to register a trademark in Hong Kong:

Conduct a Trademark Search

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Before filing a trademark application, conduct a comprehensive search to ensure that your proposed trademark is not already registered or in use by another party in Hong Kong. You can perform a search through the online trademark search database provided by the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Determine Trademark eligibility

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Ensure that your proposed trademark meets the eligibility criteria for registration in Hong Kong. Trademarks can include words, logos, symbols, colors, slogans, or a combination thereof, as long as they are distinctive and not descriptive of the goods or services.

File a Trademark application

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Once you've determined that your trademark is available for registration, you can proceed to file a trademark application with the IPD. You can submit the application online through the e-Trade Marks System or by mail to the IPD's Trade Marks Registry. Include the following information in your application:

 

  • Applicant's details (name, address, etc.).

  • Representation of the trademark (logo, wordmark, etc.).

  • Specification of goods or services covered by the trademark.

  • Priority claim (if applicable).

  • Application fee payment.

Examination and Publication

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After receiving your trademark application, the IPD will conduct an examination to ensure that it meets the registration requirements. If there are no issues, your trademark will be published in the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Journal for opposition purposes. If no opposition is raised within the specified period, your trademark will proceed to registration.

Registration and Certification Issuance

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Upon successful completion of the opposition period, your trademark will be registered, and a registration certificate will be issued by the IPD. The registration provides you with exclusive rights to use the trademark in connection with the specified goods or services in Hong Kong.

Trademark renewal

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Trademarks in Hong Kong are initially registered for a period of 10 years. You can renew your trademark registration for subsequent 10-year periods by filing a renewal application with the IPD and paying the renewal fee before the expiration date.

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How to register a Trademark in Hong Kong

We provide a specialized approach to trademark registrations in Hong Kong, offering comprehensive assistance to businesses seeking to protect their brand identities within the region. Here is our approach:

Trademark Search and Assessment

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We begin with a thorough trademark search and assessment to determine the availability and registrability of your proposed trademark in Hong Kong. This involves conducting searches through databases and analyzing potential conflicts with existing trademarks to minimize the risk of refusal or opposition during the registration process.

Trademark Application Preparation

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We assist businesses in preparing and drafting trademark applications tailored to meet the specific requirements of the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (IPD). This includes accurately completing application forms, providing detailed descriptions of goods or services, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Filing and Submission

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Once the trademark application is prepared, we facilitate the filing and submission process with the IPD on behalf of the client. This includes timely submission of the application, payment of applicable fees, and ensuring all necessary documentation is in order for a smooth registration process.

Examination and Response Handling

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We handle communication and correspondence with the IPD throughout the examination process. In the event of any office actions or objections raised by the IPD, we provide timely responses and assistance to address the issues raised, ensuring the application progresses towards registration.

Publication and Opposition Management

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After successful examination, the trademark application is published in the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Journal for a specified opposition period. We monitor the publication and manage any opposition proceedings that may arise, providing representation and advocacy to protect the client's trademark rights.

Registration and Certificate Procurement

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Upon successful completion of the registration process and the absence of opposition, we facilitate the issuance of the trademark registration certificate by the IPD. This formalizes the client's exclusive rights to use the trademark in connection with the specified goods or services in Hong Kong.

Renewal

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We provide ongoing support for trademark renewal. This involves timely filing of renewal applications and payment of renewal fees to extend the validity period of the trademark registration.

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In this call we will discuss:

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  • How to employ candidates in Hong Kong

  • What can Woodburn offer to mitigate your risk

  • Our Employer-of-Record service fees

  • And the next steps

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Our calls are available from Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm CEST and Wednesday until 9pm CEST (for those based in the Americas).

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