A. Right Afforded by registration
First to file principle.
Registration is mandatory to establish rights.
B. Time Frame for Obtaining Registration
About 10 to 12 months for a regular prosecution without opposition.
Neither actual use nor intent to use is required for application;
No Legalization, No Notarization.
A. Registrable Trademarks
A trademark shall refer to any sign with distinctiveness
In addition to regular trademark registrations, the following types of trademarks are registrable:
The Trademark Registry provide fee-based “Search and Preliminary Advice Services”, while the pre-filing search is also available on esearch.ipd.gov.hk.
Name of the applicant;
Address of the applicant;
Country of applicant;
Description of trademark;
List of goods/services;
Power of attorney.
An application filed in any of the WTO member countries within the latest six months (The corresponding application should be the one first filed for the mark around the world).
Nice Classification System
One application can cover multiple classes of goods or service
10 years from the publication date of registration.
The duration of each renewal is 10 years.
A request for renewal should be made within 6 months before the date of expiry of the period of the trademark right.
The number of times of renewals is not limited.
Within 3 months from the publication date.
A hearing is scheduled by the Trade Mark Registry after all necessary evidence/documents have been filed.