A trademark application has to be filed before the Trademark Office by a local agent. Foreign applicants need an address for service in Hong Kong. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic company registration.
The application process includes a formal examination and an examination of distinctiveness. It takes approximately 6-9 months from first filing to registration. Before the registration, the trademark application is published in the “Hong Kong Intellectual Property Journal”. The opposition period is 3 months from publication date of the application.
A trademark registration in Hong Kong is valid for 10 years and starts with the date of application. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.
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