Intellectual Property in Hong Kong SAR

Overview by Globlatrade.net:
National Organizations
Intellectual Property Department for patents and trademarks
Regional Organizations
Consult the list of the Intellectual Property Department
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 
Patent Ordinance 1997
20 years
Trademark
 
Trade Marks Ordinance
1874
7 years, renewable for 14 years Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Design
 
Registered Designs Ordinance, chapter 522 of the laws of Hong Kong
5 years,renewable 4 times, that is for 25 years maximum.  
Copyright
 
Copyright Ordinance 27 June 1997, chapter 528 of the Laws of Hong Kong
50 years WIPO Copyright Treaty

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