Having a registered trademark greatly expands the legal protection available to your brand and helps safeguard its intellectual property. We can help you avoid potential conflicts with other brands and register your lawful trademark in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions.
Depending on where your business operates, your brand may or may not be protected by various trademark treaties. We will use our knowledge of international intellectual property protection and take the necessary steps to adequately protect your brand everywhere you already operate or plan to expand. Our help includes conducting the initial trademark search as making sure your application gets accepted and providing sound legal advice throughout the process.
A trademark, as one of several types of intellectual property protection, constitutes a sign that distinguishes the goods and services of one trader from those of others.
For it to be registered as a trademark, it must be capable of being represented graphically. You can register your trademark in Hong Kong under two conditions: you are already using your mark, or you intend to use it soon. Using the trademark actively is especially crucial as registered trademarks that have not been employed continuously for at least three years may be revoked on the grounds of non-use.
The benefits of registering a trademark are two-fold. First, it provides a legal presumption of ownership and exclusive rights to use the trademark in Hong Kong or other jurisdictions. Second, it gives the trademark owner the right to bring up a suit against any third-party infringing on the trademark.
To file a trademark application in Hong Kong, you will need:
Business Registration form or ID card of the trademark owner
Before we can file your application, we will study the existing trademarks in your industry and geographical area to make sure there are no conflicts. The final report includes the search and analysis of the registration probabilities of the given trademark.
Next, we will prepare and submit your trademark application at the Trade Marks Registry, Intellectual Property Department, Government of the Hong Kong SAR.
Intellectual Property Department provide trademark registration in Hong Kong. They charge HK$2,000 application fee per class.
A straight forward case with no deficiencies in the application and no objections to the trademark can take as little as six months from receipt of application to registration.
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