Hong Kong

Registration of trademark in the Hong Kong SAR is governed by the Trademarks Ordinance and Rules (Cap. 559 and 559A) effective 4 April, 2003.Even after the commission of Hong Kong to China, there is a separate trademark law in Hong Kong („trademarks ordinance“). IP rights registered in Hong Kong will not be automatically protected in China, and vice versa. The principles of “common law” apply.

Trademark registration:classification

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  • The applicant’s name and address, nationality.
  • The class and goods/services items designated for your trademark.
  • Priority information, if any.
  • No Power of Attorney form is needed for filing a trademark application in Hong Kong


  • An application for registration is filed to the Trade Marks Registry,Intellectual Property Department the Hong Kong SAR.
  • The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. 
  • Once your trade mark has been accepted for registration, it will be published in the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Journal and then enters into the 3 months opposition period. 
  • If there is no opposition, or the opposition is withdrawn or decided in favor of the trade mark applicant, the trade mark is then registered and the applicant will be issued a certificate of registration for the trade mark.
  • The whole application process can take 6 to 12 months months from receipt of application to registration.

Duration and Renewal: A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application.
The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.


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