Trademark protection in Hong Kong begins once your trademark is registered with the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (IPD). Once your trademark is registered, it is protected under the Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap. 559) in Hong Kong. This protection grants you exclusive rights to use the trademark for the goods and services it covers.

It’s important to note that trademark protection in Hong Kong is territorial, meaning it only provides protection within the jurisdiction of Hong Kong. If you want to protect your trademark in other countries, you’ll need to apply for trademark registration in each of those countries or through international trademark systems, such as the Madrid Protocol, where applicable.

To establish trademark protection in Hong Kong, you’ll need to file a trademark application with the IPD and go through the registration process, which typically includes a thorough examination of your trademark application to ensure it meets the necessary requirements for registration. Once registered, your trademark is protected for a period of 10 years, renewable indefinitely as long as the necessary renewal fees are paid.

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