Hong Kong

 

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.
TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification International, Nice 10th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal

For marks applied for before 4 April 2003, the initial term is 7 years from the application date.  For marks applied for on or after 4 April 2003, the initial term is 10 years from the application date less one day.  In both cases, each subsequent renewal term is 10 years.

Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent Standard patent (based on Chinese, UK or EP(UK) patent) or short-term patent (independent)
Priority Convention priority can be claimed in the case of short-term patents
Duration

Short term patents - 4 years from the filing date, renewable for a further 4 years

Standard patent - 20 years from the effective filing date (i.e. the filing date of the parent patent), subject to the payment of renewal fees

Annuities Annuities are due annually, calculated from the effective date of the patent (i.e. the filing date of the parent patent).  The first annuity which becomes payable is that which falls due on the third anniversary of the first effective date occurring after the Hong Kong grant date
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 25 years from the filing date, subject to the payment of renewal fees at five-yearly intervals.
Renewal Renewal fees are payable every 5 years from the filing date