Hong Kong ranks 13th among the 50 high-income economies, in addition, it ranks 3rd among the 15 economies in South East Asia, East Asia, and Oceania. Definitely it can be said that Kong is a center of innovation for Asia, as well as a center of commerce, trade, and finance in the entire world.
Hong Kong is a well know Intellectual Property hub. It is also the focal point for the trading in IP, including technology transfer, licensing, franchising, merchandising and copyright trading. As innovation and the knowledge based economy become more and more important in trade and commerce, so does Hong Kong’s role as a premier IP trading hub in Asia increase.
By registering your trademark in Hong Kong, it will be recognized by your customers around the world.
The registration process:
The opposition period is within 3 months from the date of publication of the trademark application.
Requirement of Use
If the trademark has not been used within 3 years from the actual date of registration or has later not been used for 3 years continuously, the mark may be subject to cancellation. In order to restore the protection of the mark, the owner needs to show subsequent use. This, however, is dependent on whether a party has requested cancellation due to non-use.
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application. The registration can be renewed for periods of 10 years. If the owner fails to renew the mark after the due date, a grace period of 6 months is given.