Trademark Law and Registration of Trademarks in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has undergone reforms of its intellectual property laws to harmonize them with other trademark laws in various countries and the European Union. Another reason that motivated modification of Hong Kong trademark law system was to resolve some international conflicts in regards to treaties such as the Paris Convention and TRIPs (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights). The government was aware of the need to comply with international laws, especially the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement, to simplify the registration procedures for trademark applications, and to provide wider protection for the trademark owners. This summary provides information on Hong Kong's former and current trademark law.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the procedural requirements of the trademark registration?
Have there been any changes to the process of trademark registration?


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