Hong Kong has a good business environment, many businessmen at home and abroad will use Hong Kong as an important springboard to enter the international market, Hong Kong trademark is one of the important standard of registered Hong Kong companies.So, what are the requirements for applying for a Hong Kong trademark? How long does it take to register a Hong Kong trademark ?
Hong Kong trademark registration enquiries:
As more and more Chinese enterprises go abroad, many people are no longer unfamiliar with the application for registration of foreign-related trademarks, but many enterprises have not paid enough attention to the prior right inquiry of foreign-related trademarks. Prior trademark search means that the trademark applicant searches the registered trademark application and the registered trademark in the country of destination before submitting the application. The aim is to find out if there is a conflict of trademark rights.
What are the requirements for applying for a Hong Kong trademark?
An application for a Hong Kong trademark needs to be made in the name of a company or in the name of an individual (aged 18 or above); If you apply in the name of the company, you need to submit a copy of the business license. If you are applying as an individual, you need to submit a copy of your id card or passport.
1. Provide the Hong Kong address. If there is no Hong Kong address, the agency can provide it.
2. Provide the trademark name and LOGO; The trademark name shall be submitted for inquiry to avoid the same or similar trademark; At the same time the trademark logo pattern to ensure clarity.
3. A list of commodity names or items to be protected shall specify the category of trademarks, and all commodities or services shall be listed in strict accordance with the classification table of trademarks.
Hong Kong trademark registration period:
The time for trademark registration in Hong Kong can be as short as 8 to 12 months if the application is successful. The registration of trademarks in Hong Kong is based on the principle of prior use, supplemented by the principle of prior application. Trade marks, service marks, serial marks, defence marks, certification marks, shape marks and odour marks may all be registered in Hong Kong, China.
Before registering a Hong Kong trademark, remember to make a trademark registration enquiry first. The trademark registration inquiry can not only help you understand the current basic situation of the trademark, and the trademark application for accurate judgment, but also can improve the success rate of trademark registration application.
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