1. Steps of Hong Kong Trademark Registration
Hong Kong Trademark Design
Hong Kong Trademark Search
Hong Kong Trademark Application
Acceptance of Hong Kong Trademark Application
Hong Kong Trademark Examination
Hong Kong Trademark Publication
Hong Kong Trademark Registration
2. Hong Kong Trademark Design
Advantages of Hong Kong Trademark designed by HK CFM:
(1) Novelty- novelty of trademark design satisfies the distinctive feature of a trademark and enhances its reputation and market.
(2) Trademark naming avoids a straight relation with the functions of goods; the name of trademark should not be ¡°merely descriptive¡±
(3) Trademark design is theme-oriented and reasonably arranged.
Hong Kong Trademark Service from HK CFM is equipped with a team of excellent designers from home and abroad, who are always ready to provide you with professional services.
3. Hong Kong Trademark Search
Before filing your application, please find out whether or not that name is already being used for the type of product or service that you wish to use it for.
We can search the Hong Kong Trademark with our own resources for you, which is for free; also, there is another way to search Hong Kong Trademark with related authorities, which takes some time and costs some money. The search result will minimize the risk for the whole application and registration process. Therefore, the search service with authorities is strongly recommended.
4. Submit Application of Hong Kong Trademark
An application must include the following documents before the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department will accept it:
¢Å Qualification certificate of applicant;
¢Æ A clear drawing of the trademark;
¢Ç A listing of the goods or services;
¢È The filing fee for at least one class of goods or services.
¢É Authorization letter of registration;
5. Notice of Acceptance
When The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department receives your application data of trademark registration, they will give you an application number and issue the Notice of Acceptance within one week.
6. Hong Kong Trademark Examination
After the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department determines that you have met the minimum filing requirements, the application is forwarded to an examining attorney. The examining attorney reviews the application to determine whether it complies with all applicable rules and statutes and includes all required fees.
A complete examination includes a search for conflicting marks, an examination of the written application, the drawing, and any specimen.
7. Hong Kong Trademark Publication
If the examining attorney raises no objections to registration, or if the applicant overcomes all objections, the examining attorney will approve the Hong Kong Trademark for publication in the Official Gazette, which is 3 months publication of the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department.
8. Hong Kong Trademark Registration
If no party files an opposition or requests to extend the time to oppose, the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department will normally register the mark and issue a registration certificate. The date of filing the application will be the registration date.
9. Time and Fees
Time: The approximate time for obtaining the registration certificate of Hong Kong Trademark is about 6 months for smooth application. The term of validity is 10 years from the date of filing the application, in which period no extra fee is imposed.