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Intellectual property in Hong Kong

The legal framework of intellectual property laws of Hong Kong is based on the English common law. The government has strict laws to protect all type of intellectual rights in Hong Kong under various ordinances:
  • Copyright Ordinance 
  • Prevention of Copyright Privacy Ordinance 
  • Trade Marks Ordinance 
  • Trade Descriptions Ordinance 
  • Patents Ordinance 
  • Registered Designs Ordinance 
  • Plant Varieties Protection Ordinance 
  • Lay-out Design (Topography) of Integrated Circuits Ordinance.
              The various law used to protect the commercial rights of inventors and creators from competitors stealing your identity or using a name or symbol.
              Note: It is offense to use registration symbol ® on unregistered logo. 

              Types of intellectual property can registered in Hong Kong

              There are several types of intellectual property that be registered from 5 years to some for 25 years can be renewed again in Hong Kong.


                A trademark is brand of trader for goods and services. A combination ofany designs, letters, characters, numerals, figurative elements,colours, sounds, smells, the shape of the goods or their packaging canbe registered.


                An owner of a patent gets protection for his invention and reverses thelegal right to prevent others from manufacturing, using, selling orimporting the patented invention. It will be registered under patentcategory with full details.


                A copyright is the right given to the owner of an original work. Thisright can describe as literary works. e.g. books and computer software,musical works, plays, artistic works such as drawings, paintings andsculptures, sound recordings, films, broadcasts, cableprograms performers' performances and copyright works available on theinternet are also protected.
                Note: The way design works may not protect the design byregistration of the design alone. Protection of the way the design workcan be achieved by registering the patent of the design as well. Thereare two separate category of trademark and patent for registration.
                We provide trademark and patent registration services along with other corporate services. 

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