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Intellectual property protection in Hong Kong

Intellectual property system in Hong Kong

1. Hong Kong general info

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory south to Mainland China at the Pearl River Estuary of the Asia Pacific. With a total land area of 1,106 km2 and a population of over 7.3 million, it ranks as the world's fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory.

International Country Code: HK

Time zone: UTC+8                         

Currency: Hong Kong dollar (HKD)

Brief information about Patent registration in Hong Kong (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Hong Kong based on a designated application that has entered PCT national phase

Brief information about Trademark registration in Hong Kong

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Hong Kong

2. IP Legal Base in Hong Kong

Patents Ordinance (Chapter 514)
Trade Marks Ordinance (Chapter 559)
Registered Designs Ordinance (Chapter 522)
Trade Descriptions Ordinance (Chapter 362)
Copyright Ordinance (Chapter 528)
Plant Varieties Protection Ordinance (Chapter 490)
Prevention of Copyright Piracy Ordinance (Chapter 544)
Layout-Design (Topography) of Integrated Circuits Ordinance (Chapter 445)

3. International organizations/agreements

Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO)
World Trade Organization (WTO) - Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Intellectual Property Department
24/F Wu Chung House
213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai
Phone: (852)2961 6901
Fax: (852)2838 6315 (Patents and Designs Registries); (852)2838 6082 / (852)2574 4345 (Trademarks Registry)
Email: enquiry@ipd.gov.hk    

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Hong Kong are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Barron & Young Intellectual Property on 13/06/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Hong Kong IP Laws