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Trademark Registration Service

Hong Kong is well known for its reputation in protecting intellectual property rights. Trademarks are protected in Hong Kong under the Trade Mark Ordinance, which placed its emphasis on the first-to-file system followed in China.

Benefits of registering trademarks

  • The trademark can be exclusively used by its owner, or licensed to another party for use in return for payment.
  • Provides legal certainty and reinforces the position of the right holder, for example, in case of litigation.
  • Prohibits third parties from registering an identical mark on your specified goods.
  • Registered trademark will be considered as an asset of the company
  • Ensure trademark owner can safely use the registered trademark without worrying about the unintentional infringement on other’s registered trademark

Classification of Goods

Hong Kong follows the Nice Classification. One may apply the same mark under multiple classes. Specification of goods and services can either based on actual use or an honest intention to use the mark in Hong Kong. Unlike other countries, commencement of use is not a prerequisite for the issuance of trademark certificate.

Processing time

The processing time for trademark registration in Hong Kong may take approximately 7-9 months from start to finish.

Once a trademark was registered, it will be valid for 10 years and is renewable indefinitely for further periods of 10 years by paying renewal fee.

Application details required

  • 1. Full name and address of the trademark owner
  • 2. Detailed specification of the goods and services
  • 3. Clear copy of logo / stylized work-mark

Service fee

Step 1: Pre-filing Search Fees (HKD)
First class 2,000
Each additional class 300
1. Fees quoted above covered both our service fees and government fees.
2. Fees quoted above covered not more than 20 items of products or services in each class. Each item in excess of 20 will be charged with an extra fee of HKD 100.
3. Included final registration service fee.
Step 2: Trademark Application Fees (HKD)
First class 4,500
Each additional class 2,000
1. Fees quoted above covered both our service fees and government fees.
2. Fees quoted above covered not more than 20 items of products or services in each class. Each item in excess of 20 will be charged with an extra fee of HKD 100.
3. Included final registration service fee.

Disbursements such as incidental expenses and courier fee are not included in above quotation.

* Charges for EACH application/ Class only.
* There will be no refund of fees after the commencement of services
* Above Charges included of official application fee and our service charge in a straightforward case. But not included of notarization fees and legalization fee if required. Additional costs will be payable if official objections and/or opposition is being raised during the prosecution process.

If clients would like to inquire trademark registration in other jurisdictions such as China, Taiwan and other overseas countries, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.