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Trademark Registration

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What is a trademark?

A trademark is a sign that distinguishes the goods and services of one trader from those of others. Typically a trademark can be words (including personal names), indications, designs, letters, characters, numerals, figurative elements, colours, sounds, smells, the shape of the goods or their packaging or any combination of these. A sign must be capable of being represented graphically in order for it to be registered as a trademark.

 

Differences among Company Registration, Business Registration and Trademark Registration:

Separate laws and systems regulate the registration of company names, business names and trademarks in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the Hong Kong SAR). A company name registration at the Companies Registry or a business name registration at the Business Registration Office (Inland Revenue Department) is not the same as a trademark registration at the Trade Marks Registry. A business or company name registration is not an indication of trademark rights.

 

A Hong Kong SAR business registration certificate or a certificate of incorporation / registration does not by itself indicate that the business or company has rights to use its name or a trademark in promoting or dealing in goods and services.

 

Our services:

  • Conduct trademark search and evaluation

  • Provide advice on trademark registration

  • Apply for trademark registration

  • Handle change of trademark, renewal or reissue of registration certificate, transfer or license of trademark

  • Collect trademark registration certificate on behalf of the applicant

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