A trademark is a sign that distinguishes the service and goods of one trader from those of others. Typically, a trademark can be any combination from words (including personal names), indications, designs, letters, characters, numerals, figurative elements, colours, sounds, smells, the shape of the goods or their packaging. A sign must be capable of being represented graphically in order for it to be registered as a trademark.
Trademark Registration under the Trade Marks Ordinance (Chapter 559) and the Trade Marks Rules (Chapter 559A) and under the Intellectual Property Department is responsible for providing trademark registration services to members of the public.
Total of 45 classes to classify different products and services in a specific scope. Trademark registration is a guarantee of trademark rights registered in Hong Kong. If there are no deficiencies in the application and no objections to the trademark, it will take the whole procedure as little as 6 months from receipt of an application of registration.
A company name and business name registration at the Companies Registry and Business Registration Office (Inland Revenue Department) separately, trademark registration at the Trade Marks Registry. A business or company name registration is not an indication of trademark rights.