To register a trademark in Hong Kong, follow these steps:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive trademark search through the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) or with professional help to ensure availability and avoid conflicts.
  1. Prepare the application, including the applicant’s details, a clear representation of the trademark, and a categorized list of goods/services.
  1. Submit the completed application form, required fee, and supporting documents to the IPD via mail, in person, or online using the e-Trademarks system.
  1. The IPD will examine your application for compliance and assess the distinctiveness of your trademark. They may request additional information or clarification.
  1. After passing the examination, your trademark will be published in the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Journal. A three-month opposition period allows third parties to object to the registration.
  1. If no oppositions are raised and all requirements are met, your trademark will be registered. You will receive a certificate of registration valid for ten years, with indefinite renewal options.

Consider seeking professional assistance from a trademark attorney or agent experienced in Hong Kong registration. They can provide guidance, help with application preparation, and handle IPD correspondence on your behalf, ensuring a smooth process.

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