Trademark Registration in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Trademark Registration – How to Register and its Benefits

A trademark attorney will process a trademark registration in Hong Kong by conducting the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1. Trademark’s Comprehensive Study:

Before filing for trademark registration in Hong Kong, one must assess all probable challenges that could come in the way of the registration process. This Comprehensive Study of the trademark helps in making a list of all comparable trademarks (graphically or phonetically) that might conflict with the one selected by you.

Step 2. Request of Trademark Registration:

The next step is that an attorney files your trademark registration in Hong Kong and fulfils all necessary steps in the Trademark Office for getting registration approval. After the trademark is filed, we send the filing report comprising of the application number, date, and a scanned copy of the complete application.

Will I get any right after having a registered trademark in Hong Kong?

Registration is not compulsory to get rights to a trademark. The first-to-use rule is valid in Hong Kong. Usually, prior use is accepted.

What is the use of my trademark before I apply for registration?

Not needed to prove actual use of intent.

Will anyone contest with my trademark? Yes, following party may oppose: • Interested party • Owner of earlier right • License holder On what grounds can a Trademark Application be Cancelled? Trademark can be opposed in case of: • Personal name and registered name conflict • Copyright breach • Geographical indication • Deceptive mark • Misleading mark • Proprietary rights

Is local character Is necessary to register trademark?

Yes, it makes the secure protection for your trademark

What is timeline or the approval of trademark registration?

The average timeline for approval of the registration is 9 months, provided no objections or oppositions happen.

Do I have protection for my trademark in other territories?

The limit is only exist within the Hong Kong

Is sign needed from power of Authority during registration?

It is not requirement to complete the registration process

What are benefits of pre-filing my trademark? Helps increasing in ownership rights and it can withstand strong against any opposition.

When will I have to renew my trademark?

Subsequent renewals should be done every 10 years.

What is my renewal date for a trademark?

The first renewal date of a trademark registration in Hong Kong is 10 years counted from the date of application filing.

What documentation is needed while renewing a trademark?

NONE, of the document is required.

Do I get a grace period after my trademark expires?

The grace period after the expiry of the renewal date is 12 months

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