Applicant’s name, address and nationality, the name and address in English/Chinese
Specimen of mark
Actual goods/services of interest
Details of priority to be claimed, i.e. priority date claimed, country and application number, if needed
No power of attorney and priority documents are needed.
Note that multi-class applications are available in Hong Kong.
Once an application is filed, it will then be checked by the examiner as to whether the formality requirements are meet. The next step is for the examiner to make a search to see whether the mark is confusingly similar or identical to other marks already existing on the Register, and whether the mark itself bears distinctiveness characters for registration
When the deficiencies are remedied and/or the registration requirements are meet, the application will then be electronically advertised in the official journal for opposition purposes. If no opposition (by third parties) is encountered within 3 months of the advertisement, the mark will then be registered and certificate will then issue.
Please note that it usually takes 5 to 6 months for straight-forward trade mark registration in Hong Kong
The duration of trade mark registration in Hong Kong is 10 years, renewable for unlimited periods of each 10 years.